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Bear researcher Lynn Rogers stops radio-collaring bears for research

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Controversial bear researcher Lynn Rogers said he has removed radio collars from bears involved in a long-running research project near Ely, Minn.

Rogers' decision posted on the Wildlife Research Institute’s website Sunday to remove the collars is the most recent step in a dispute between Rogers and the state Department of Natural Resources. The agency has argued that Rogers' practice of hand-feeding the bears made the animals more dangerous to the public.

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