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DNR: Bear complaints on rise in northwestern Minnesota

It's not an epidemic quite yet, but nuisance bear complaints are on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota. DNR officers tell the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that they've logged at least eight bear complaints in the past week alone. The culprit? A short supply of acorns and berries.
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It's not an epidemic quite yet, but nuisance bear complaints are on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota. DNR officers tell the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that they've logged at least eight bear complaints in the past week alone. The culprit? A short supply of acorns and berries.

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