The MN Department of Natural Resources and bear researchers in northern Minnesota are entering a grizzly court situation this week. Residents of northern Minnesota say the bears have become too docile and people-friendly as a result of hand-feeding by researchers, like Lynn Rogers, below, and locals. Bears have been begun creating panda-monium by expecting food from people—and refusing to leave.
Should the townfolk grin and bear it, or should the wild animals stay wild? —Roma Rowland, Administrative Assistant
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Image: Brian Peterson, Star Tribune
News source: Associated Press, “Judge rejects Minnesota bear researcher’s request to toss case; attorney says no permit needed,” Star Tribune, March 4, 2014