The mother bear had three cubs in tow when she attacked and killed a Pomeranian in Livonia Township. The Sherburne County sheriff says bear sightings are common in the area but attacks on dogs are rare. Authorities are emphasizing that if you see a bear, you - and your pets - should head indoors.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
Bear sightings on increase in Anoka County town of Ramsey
Bear sightings are on the increase in the Anoka County town of Ramsey. KARE 11 reports that that Ramsey police have received so many calls of bears in the area that they've put up signs warning residents. One resident even snapped a picture of a bear cub eating from her bird feeder.
Bear researchers post adorable video of mama bear Jewel and cub
Researchers at the North American Bear Center bring us this video of one of Jewel's little cubs climbing out from under its mother for a quick breath of fresh air before trying to duck back under for warmth.
Bear collared for research shot and killed in Soudan
The North American Bear Center reports one of the bears it's been studying was killed this week. Researchers think a scarcity of food led Gentle Jo to wander into Soudan. A BBC television show that's been following the bears in the Ely area will cover Gentle Jo's death Thursday night.
Post-hibernation bears breakfasting at birdfeeders, barbecues
It's that tricky time of year when hungry bears have come out of hibernation but there aren't many berries yet. Nuisance bear reports have come not just from northern Minnesota but from Twin Cities suburbs, too. The animals can be attracted to livestock feed, garbage, dog food, or bird seed.
Minnesota scientists discover hibernating bears have surprising healing ability
Researchers tracking bears with radio collars noticed that animals with serious wounds often emerge from hibernation with no scars or signs of infection. Medical scientists hope the bears will help us learn how to better treat our own wounds.
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