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White Earth Nation official Terry Tibbits tells a Minnesota House committee Tuesday night, Jan. 28, 2014, that his reservation does not want wolf hunting on its land. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Lawmaker says Minnesota not doing enough to manage wolves

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ST. PAUL – Opinions remain sharply divided about whether Minnesota should allow wolf hunts, and Tuesday night a state lawmaker also questioned whether state officials are doing a good job of managing wolves.


Rep. Jason Isaacson, D-Shoreview, said the state Department of Natural Resources needs to do more to track wolves.

“I struggle with the idea that we are doing all we can,” said Isaacson, an opponent of allowing wolves to be hunted.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.