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Wolf Hunting Banned In Minnesota

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700.

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Feds Act To Protect 2 Butterflies; Farmers Wary

The federal government has added two Upper Midwest butterfly species to its list of threatened and endangered species, pleasing conservationists but worrying farm groups who say it could make it harder for their members to earn a living off the land.

10/24/2014

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Change Proposed In Critical Habit For Lynx In US

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

09/25/2013

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Good Question: How Effective Is The Endangered Species List?

The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state’s endangered species list. It’s the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.

08/19/2013

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Federal Jury Convicts Man In Illegal Wolf Killing

A Minnesota man has been convicted of violating the Endangered Species Act and lying to a federal official in connection with the 2010 killing of two gray wolves — a threatened species at the time.

11/16/2012

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2 Accused Of Killing Wolves, Lying About It

An indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office claims two Minnesota men shot two endangered wolves and then lied to investigators about it.

07/18/2012

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Near Extinction To Thriving: Efforts To Delist Wolves

Nothing symbolizes Minnesota’s vast wilderness more than a roaming pack of timber wolves. And thanks to the foresight of conservationists, wolves that were near extinction 40 years ago, are flourishing today.

03/07/2011

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