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Bear researcher's two-week ‘trial’ concludes; judge will issue report in late April

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By Dave Orrick

ST. PAUL -- Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers on Thursday said the bears he studies, despite being habituated to people from feeding, aren’t more dangerous.

“Emphatically no,” he said when asked. “The opposite is true, as we know from many studies. There is nothing in the literature that suggests habituation increases likelihood of attack.”

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