Tammy Pust

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.
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.