Philosophy Professor In St. Cloud Pleads Guilty To Smuggling IvoryA St. Cloud State University philosophy professor has pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling items made of elephant ivory from the United States to China.
Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named "Operation Squarehook," in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
US Adds Bighead Carp To List Banning Live TransferThe federal government is making it illegal to bring live bighead carp into the U.S. or transport them across state lines.