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DNR Asks People To Report Black Bear Sightings In Metro Area

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for your help in monitoring black bears across the Twin Cities metro area.

If you see a black bear anywhere in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or much of the southwestern corner of the state, you are asked to report it.

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Just go to the DNR website to document it by clicking here.

The DNR also asked those traveling to remote spots of the state stay aware of bears, always keeping tabs on their surroundings.

"Coexistence with bears is completely possible with a few easy steps that anyone can follow," DNR bear project leader Andrew Tri said. "The key things to remember are to not surprise them and to keep food secure."

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