animals

K9 officer Schody.

DNR K9 officer retires after 10 years on the job, multiple solved cases

The agency calls Schody a "polished, highly accomplished police dog."

Swan rescue

Swan does exactly what you'd expect in the back of deputy's squad car

The bird was rescued in Chisago Co., and things got... messy.

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Fundraiser launched for MN farm family after tragic Christmas Eve fire

1,000 goats and several other animals were lost in the blaze.

Canada lynx.

Group suing MN DNR over 'senseless and sickening trapping' of lynx

There may be as few as 50 Canada lynx in Minnesota.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

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Fire at southern Minnesota farm kills 2,000 pigs

The fire started around 8 a.m. Thursday.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

wolf

'Rare' discovery: Wolf ate sibling's carcass, buried skull for later

This is the first time the Voyageurs Wolf Project has evidence of a wolf eating a pup from its own pack.

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Bicyclist kicks dog in the head on the Luce Line, killing it

The dog died five days after it was kicked in the head, its owners told police.

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Mystery over the disappearance of Doug the Uptown turkey

Neighbors have been posting about the turkey, who they affectionately call Doug, for weeks.

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The moose is back in Fargo. People still shouldn't go looking for it, police say

This is the second day in a row the moose has been on the loose in Fargo.

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A first: A zoo in Minnesota is now home to a rhino

The 2-year-old greater one-horned rhino is "very curious" and "full of energy," the zoo says.

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36 cats seized from 'overcrowded' home in Bloomington

The cats and kittens will soon be available for adoption.

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Dodge Center on alert after resident spots cougar from their property

People are being advised to keep an eye on kids and pets.

Buzz the polar bear.

Buzz the polar bear, longtime Como Park Zoo resident, dies at 24

He passed away due to "suspected neurological issues."

alligator

Watch: Mom, son jump into alligator enclosure to retrieve wallet at Brainerd zoo

The zoo has "never dealt with a situation like this since opening ... seven years ago."

beaver

Minneapolis clarifies how it will deal with problem animals in city parks

Wildlife, such as beavers, have caused problems in some areas of the city.

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Three fawns rescued after doe fatally struck by driver

The doe was pregnant when she was hit, giving birth a short time later.