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Black bear

July 27, 2016
A black bear relaxes in a swimming pool on the deck of Dave Zbaracki's home in the Congdon neighborhood of Duluth Monday. Dave Zbaracki submitted photo
Too hot to bear: Hairy visitor cools off in kiddie pool
July 27, 2016 - 9:11am
July 25, 2016
A black bear watches from a small wooded area near Garrison Road in Baxter before bounding into the woods Monday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Baxter Bear
July 25, 2016 - 7:53pm
May 18, 2016
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the attack at 10:16 p.m. on Friday night. Catherine Hanson was knocked down in the attack, the sheriff’s office reported, and received numerous injuries but was able to call 911 after the bear stopped the attack. Illustration
2nd recent area attack: Bear attacks woman in northern Minnesota
May 18, 2016 - 12:02am
April 24, 2016
Black bear has city adventure in Detroit Lakes
April 24, 2016 - 10:07pm
April 9, 2016
Outdoor Notes
April 9, 2016 - 12:08am
April 4, 2016
Bear hunting license applications open through May 6
April 4, 2016 - 9:22pm
March 21, 2016
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Bears may be tempted by dog food, livestock feed, birdseed, compost or garbage. Illustration
Be aware of bears this spring
March 21, 2016 - 12:02pm
January 25, 2016
Hibernating bears are prompted to come out of their den both by warming temperatures and by increasing day length (normally late March to early April). Thus, a January thaw typically will not fool a bear into coming out early. Illustration
DNR question of the week: Do black bears leave dens during warm winter?
January 25, 2016 - 12:38pm
November 9, 2015
Lillie and Finnegan Marohn watch excitedly as their 'bear friend' comes around to check out the goings on in the neighborhood.
'It's our bear friend!'
November 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
August 31, 2015
Outdoor Notes
August 31, 2015 - 9:23am
June 26, 2015
Man ropes bear
June 26, 2015 - 9:13pm
June 25, 2015
"If it is walking up to humans and doing this, it would not be a big surprise if it did it again," Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman, Mike Porras said. Illustration.
Newspaper report: Colorado man wakes to find black bear nibbling ankle
June 25, 2015 - 10:14am
June 8, 2015
According to the Minnesota DNR, only 5% of black bears found in Minnesota have the cinnamon-color characteristic. Photo courtesy Steve & Susan Stark.
Uncommon, cinnamon-colored black bear spotted near Crosslake
June 8, 2015 - 11:53am
May 12, 2015
"The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to not chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk. Yes that really did happen tonight," police requested on Facebook late on Monday.
Massachusetts police urge residents: Please don't drink and chase bears
May 12, 2015 - 1:41pm
March 30, 2015
“Bears are normally shy and usually flee when encountered,” said John Williams, DNR northwest region wildlife manager. “However, they may defend an area if they are feeding or are with their young. Illustration.
Be bear-aware: DNR offers tips for avoiding human vs bear conflicts
March 30, 2015 - 1:55pm