Brainerd Man Pleads Guilty To Beheading Black Bear On Red Lake Indian ReservationA man accused of shooting a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and removing its head pleaded guilty Thursday -- although his lawyer alleges that only half of the federal government's story is accurate.
DNR: Dry Weather Causing Food Shortage For Black Bears, More Human EncountersDry weather in Minnesota is driving black bears closer to campsites and homes.
DNR Sees Uptick In Black Bear Sightings In Twin CitiesA Department of Natural Resources map records confirmed sightings outside the normal bear habitat. In 2019, the number jumped to 370 sightings. So far in 2020, there have been 189 reported in the seven-county metro.
Jogger Spots Black Bear In St. Paul Near University Of St. Thomas CampusA person out on their morning run got quite the surprise in St. Paul Sunday morning near the University of St. Thomas campus.
DNR Develops Online App To Track Bear SightingsEarlier this month, the DNR developed an online tool that allows people who see bears to record their findings.
Sheriff To Motorists: Don’t Stop And Take Selfies With Dead BearsDon’t stop and take selfies with dead bears on the side of the road – or try to perform CPR on them.
Bayport Family Snaps Photos Of Bear Snooping Around Their BackyardA Twin Cities family had an unexpected visitor this week.
U Of M Study States Black Bears Negatively Affected By Drones A new study from the University of Minnesota claims black bears are affected by drones. Researchers looked at data from collared black bears living in northwestern Minnesota.
As Hibernation Ends, DNR Releases 'Bear Aware' TipsIt's that time of the year when bears are coming out of hibernation, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to warn all homeowners near their habitat to be "bear aware."
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.
Good Question: Do Black Bears Have To Be Put Down?There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it's no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that's wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.
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.
DNR: Oldest Known Wild Black Bear Dies Of Old AgeMinnesota wildlife officials say the world's oldest known wild black bear has died of old age at 39 1/2. Bear No. 56 was first captured and radio-collared in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was early in his first term.
Neighborhood On Edge After Bear Kills DogLivonia Township, east of Zimmerman, is a rural area with many of its homes surrounded by forest.
1st Graders Testify To Make Black Bears MN’s MammalSome first graders from Andover Elementary School got an up-close lesson on government Monday afternoon as they testified about a bill they want passed.