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Nuisance bear problems on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota

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It's not happening everywhere -- so far, at least -- but nuisance bear complaints are on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota, wildlife officials say.


Bear problems traditionally spike early in the spring when the animals come out of hibernation and again late in the summer as they begin fattening up for winter. Complaints are most prevalent when natural foods such as acorns and berries are in short supply, which is the case this year in northwest Minnesota.

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