Court Rules In Favor Of MN Bear Researcher's Live Video FeedsThis winter, live video feeds will once again broadcast from inside bear dens in Minnesota. On Monday, an appeals court ruled that the founder of the North American Bear Center and Wildlife Research Institute near Ely, Lynn Rogers, does not need a permit to place cameras in bear dens.
Minnesota Bear Researcher Plans To Restart Den BroadcastsAttaching a radio collar to a bear so it can be remotely tracked requires a permit because it amounts to possession under Minnesota's fish and game laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
DNR Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit to for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work.
Judge Rules Against Minnesota Bear ResearcherThe Department of Natural Resources has the authority to deny a permit to a researcher for putting radio collars on black bears in northern Minnesota, an administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, saying his methods raise significant public safety concerns. The DNR had sufficient cause when it decided to stop renewing Lynn Rogers' permits last year, wrote Tammy Pust, Minnesota's chief administrative law judge.
Judge Delays Decision In Bear Researcher CaseAn administrative law judge has delayed a ruling and given both sides more time to file papers in the case of Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers, who's fighting to win back his research permit.
Researcher's Neighbors Deny Problems With Bears Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren't dangerous and don't cause problems.
3rd Research Bear Shot In September In NE Minn.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed another research bear has been killed in northern Minnesota, making it the third research bear to have been shot this month.
Bear Center: Radio-Collared Bear Killed Near Ely A 13-year-old collared research bear has been shot and killed this weekend, according to the North American Bear Center.
Minn. Bear Researcher Wins Temporary ReprieveMinnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers has won a temporary reprieve in his fight with the state over its decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears.
Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From GovernorA Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he's studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers' permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.
Bear Researcher To Meet With Dayton Next Week Bear researcher Lynn Rogers is getting his wish to meet with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as he makes a last-ditch appeal to keep his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens.
Embattled Bear Researcher Taking Fight To TopEmbattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he's trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he's run afoul of DNR officials who say he's made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.