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This black bear was spotted in a family's backyard on Friday, east of Glyndon, Minn. Photo courtesy Hanna Young

Bear traffic growing in NW Minnesota

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GLYNDON, Minn. -- His face may be gruff -- scarred and beaten from countless scuffles -- but there's a certain smile-like quality to his haggard snout as he paws through your garbage or laps from your bird seeder.


Residents here should be aware: A black bear has been spotted sauntering about town, according to wildlife officials and a resident who saw the bear in his backyard Friday afternoon.

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