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Assistant Commissioner Bob Meier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tells a Senate committee Tuesday, March 11, that his department opposes a bill that would suspend the state wolf hunt. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Senate committee votes to suspend wolf hunt

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ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee decided more information is needed about Minnesota's 2-year-old wolf hunt, so voted Tuesday to suspend the hunt.

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The 8-6 vote in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee favors a milder version of bills wolf proponents want to permanently end wolf hunting and trapping. Even with the vote, changing the state's wolf hunting law is far from passing.

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