A black bear with porcupine quills stuck in his muzzle followed a man home from an ice fishing trip and refused to leave. The man contacted a Hibbing DNR officer, who decided to try to subdue the bear and pull out the quills before sending him back to the wild. But the bear who was tame enough to pet didn't like the rescue attempt too much at first.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Zoo welcomes 3 black bears ... and Mel Gibson
The Minnesota Zoo officially opened its new black bear exhibit on Saturday, and visitors delighted in Tiva, Syke and Kuruk, who were orphaned in Minnesota as cubs and now have a spacious new home. Among the visitors: troubled actor Mel Gibson, Burnsville Patch reports.
DNR officers shoot research bear near Ely
Wildlife officials shot and killed a collared yearling black bear Thursday after it went into an Ely-area garage. There were children in the area, according to reports. The bear had been collared in July by Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, but it wasn’t one of the well-known bears tracked by Rogers and other researchers or followed by the public on Internet webcams.
Black bear struck and killed in north Twin Cities metro
A Lino Lakes man told the Star Tribune he was driving home from the Minnesota Twins game Monday night when he collided with a full-grown bear. The 27-year-old says he was traveling about 60 miles per hour in his Volkswagen Jetta when he hit the animal.
Near record-breaking black bear bagged near North Hudson
The Wisconsin record for a black bear is 727 pounds. However, officials say Feia's trophy could weigh more, because they couldn't raise the bear any higher on their scale.
Neighbor who rescued man from frozen lake: "Something inside me took over."
When his wife heard a man calling for help, Dan Bauer grabbed a ladder and ran onto the ice of Lake Sarah. He helped rescue Steven Peterka, who had crashed through thin ice on his ATV and spent nearly half an hour in the icy water.
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