Lindsay Boyd, the marketing manager for the Union Depot, told BMTN security noticed the bear around 1 a.m. and it hung out in parking lots B and C for about an hour and then wandered off.
The bear minded its own business and didn't cause any damage, Boyd said, adding that this is the first time a bear has paid a visit to the historic railroad station.
Bear wanders around Union Depot
St. Paul Police Department spokesperson Mike Ernster told BMTN the police department did not receive any reports of bears in the area and he hasn't heard about any bears in the city in recent memory.
The black bear is the only species of bear in Minnesota, according to the DNR. They generally try to avoid people, but can come into contact with them when seeking food.