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August 20, 2018
Researchers with the DNR are monitoring about 30 radio-collared black bears across the state, especially in zones 27, 25 and 45, and in parts of the no-quota zone. Most of them are in or near the Chippewa National Forest between Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Others are farther north, near Orr or Voyageurs National Park. Some collared bears are also around Camp Ripley, and in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and Plummer. MnDNR photo.
Bear hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged and radio-collared research animals
August 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 12, 2018
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The Last Windrow: For the birds
August 12, 2018 - 8:00am
April 2, 2018
DNR warns residents about food sources for bears in their yards as far south as central Minn.
April 2, 2018 - 3:13pm
December 19, 2017
Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Sean Williams (left) and Lake County Sheriff's deputy Mike McGregor hold a bear that attacked three people and injured two near Isabella on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office
Bear injures two people in Lake County, Minn. attack
December 19, 2017 - 5:10pm
October 26, 2017
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WATCH: Two bear cubs get rescued from a dumpster at a Minn. resort
October 26, 2017 - 6:46am
September 10, 2017
Lawrence Taylor of Austin, Texas, took this black bear in the Floodwood areas on opening day of Minnesota's bear season, Sept. 1. He is a friend of Rob Parrott of Saginaw and has hunted with Parrott for the past 14 years. Rob Parrott photo
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
May 1, 2017
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports play button
Vikings 2017 draft: All 11 picks analyzed
May 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
July 14, 2016
Inside the Outdoors: Could 2016 be the Year of the Bear?
July 14, 2016 - 10:25am
May 12, 2016
Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near the 1900 block of Graydon Avenue in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Brainerddispatch.com
Bear with cubs charges Brainerd man
May 12, 2016 - 9:40am
May 5, 2016
A black bear digs into garbage Sunday night at the home of Crosslake Police Chief Bob Hartman. Hartman said multiple callers reported bear activity in Crosslake recently and advised residents to bring garbage and bird feeders in at night. Submitted by Chief Bob Hartman
Bears inspecting garbage, bird feeders in Crosslake
May 5, 2016 - 9:53am
June 18, 2015
Steve Kohls speaks about his experiences in Alaska photographing wild bears.

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Kohls shares experiences with Alaskan bears
June 18, 2015 - 3:28pm
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