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DNR officers Mark Mathy, on the left, and Mike Hruza show a cougar killed by a motorist south of Bemidji Friday night. (Photo courtesy DNR Enforcement)

DNR confirms mountain lion killed near Bemidji

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Biologists for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that an animal hit and killed Friday night by a motorist near Bemidji was a mountain lion.

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Authorities said the driver hit the cat about 10:40 p.m. Friday on the Schoolcraft Bridge near the Carr Lake Road on the south side of Bemidji.

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