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.
Exchange of shoes sold online results in theft, shots fired
The victim had initially arranged to sell a pair of shoes to the suspect on an online marketplace.
Michigan beats Minnesota to 'Betty Whiteout' snowplow nickname
There is one BIG difference between the Michigan and Minnesota snowplow contests.
Kacey Musgraves gives shoutout to Minneapolis vintage store
The country music star was in the Twin Cities kicking off her latest tour.
I-94 eastbound closed after trucks crash, potatoes spill
The potatoes are freezing to the freeway.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
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.
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.
Scientist says Hope's death is blow for bear research
Lynn Rogers says he was looking forward to documenting the evolution of Hope’s family as the 2-year-old bear matured. He says scientists had never gotten so close to a mixed-age bear family.
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.
Schoolchildren renew push to make black bear Minnesota's state mammal
First-graders in Andover were inspired by the popular den cam of Lily the Bear. Their effort languished at the Capitol last year as lawmakers wrestled with the budget. But this year a hearing on their suggestion has been scheduled. The kids say Minnesota is one of only four states without a state mammal.
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