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The bear was shot and killed Monday, June 3, 2013, after charging a game warden, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)

Northeast Minn. woman survives rare bear attack


By John Myers

Duluth News-Tribune

McGREGOR, Minn. – A 72-year-old rural McGregor woman was bitten and clawed by a sow bear Monday evening in the yard just outside her lake home.

The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and the bear was later killed when it charged at a state conservation officer about 200 yards from where the attack occurred, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource said Wednesday.

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