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April 28, 2010
As of Wednesday morning, a black bear still is in a tree near the intersection of East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue. Law enforcement first received reports of the bear in town Tuesday night, but attempts to chase it out of town failed and the bear climbed the tree instead, drawing dozens of onlookers. Photo courtesy Judy Johnston.
A bear trees himself in Morris
April 28, 2010 - 11:07am
February 1, 2010
Julia Prentice, left, and Warren Hagen take the "Polar Bear Plunge" on Saturday at Green Lake in Spicer. Plungers, who round up pledges to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota, often wear costumes for the occasion. More than 250 plungers took the bone-chilling dip Saturday for the 13th annual event, held in conjunction with Spicer's Winterfest. The fundraiser is organized by area law enforcement ment agencies. According to Special Olympics Minnesota, last year's event raised more than $33,000. Trib...
Polar Bear Plunge
February 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 26, 2010
This undated photo provided by the North American Bear Center shows a black bear named Lily outside of Ely, Minn. Biologist Lynn Rogers and his North American Bear Center have placed a camera in Lily's den that may stream lily giving birth live on the internet. (AP Photo/Sue Mansfield, North American Bear Center)
New Black bear mom, cub doing well in Ely den
January 26, 2010 - 11:17am
January 22, 2010
The cries of Lily's cub can be heard on a live Webcast. (
Black bear, Lily, gives birth on Internet from Ely-area den
January 22, 2010 - 12:30pm
June 30, 2009
Bear knocks down woman near her Wis. home
June 30, 2009 - 9:31am
April 23, 2009
In this photo, a bear is approaching Bayfield, Wis., with the Madeline Island ferry Island Queen in the background. (Hannah Stonehouse Hudson /
Black bear reaches land safety after long ice ride on Lake Superior
April 23, 2009 - 12:30pm
March 21, 2009
Ben Mikaelsen, author of "Touching Spirit Bear," talks Tuesday at Willmar Junior High School to students and parents who read his book together. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Author speaks about seizing opportunities, making a difference in young people's lives
March 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Josh Holtz, 12, and his dad, Dan Holtz, of Willmar, look over a copy of "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelson Tuesday at Willmar Junior High School. Tribune photos by Bill Zimmer
Junior High literacy effort begins
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Kids given avenue to tackle life's painful moments
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Big Bear goes bye-bye
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Bear spray attacker in Alaska gets 5 months for twice attacking bar customers
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am