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Dave Garshelis, bear research biologist for the Department of Natural Resources in Grand Rapids, Minn., holds three large cubs as researchers monitor the sow in the background in March 2010 at a den site near Plummer, Minn. Researchers continue to monitor bears fitted with GPS collars in northwest Minnesota and visit the dens late in the winter to change batteries on the collars and download data. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Study continues to track Minnesota bears

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GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Researchers continue to monitor bears fitted with GPS collars in northwest Minnesota as part of a study to learn more about the animals in an area that’s on the fringe of their range.

According to Dave Garshelis, bear research biologist for the Department of Natural Resources in Grand Rapids, the study is tracking nine bears, including six with satellite collars that provide researchers with real-time data.

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