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Bear shooting by Frazee cop sparks outcry

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The shooting of a bear by a police officer in Frazee Saturday unleashed a barrage of public criticism so intense the police chief referred one hostile e-mail to the city attorney for possible charges.


The bear's history is unclear, but one report puts the animal, with its head encased in a clear plastic jug, near Cass Lake, Minn., about 90 miles northeast of Frazee, as early as July 16. Another witness reported the bear near Lake George, about 60 miles east of Frazee, on July 21.

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