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Many of the species are predisposed to be sedentary and lurk in hard-to-find places. Some may "learn" to avoid anglers altogether.
There's a lot happening with asteroids this week including an eye-catching Jupiter-moon conjunction.
The head of the pilot program in Otter Tail County said people "have a hunger" to make a difference in keeping food waste out of landfills.
Half of the deaths among collared wolves at Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park are caused by humans.

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People in sensitive groups are encouraged to reduce outdoor physical activities, take more breaks or do less intense activities to reduce their exposure while the alert is in effect.
"These recent frosty days sent me on a hunt to remind myself once again of the difference between hoar frost and rime ice — as they tend to look virtually the same until you get an up-close look."
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A new national grant focused on habitat may help bolster the moose population, which has stabilized after a big decline.
Surface Water and Ocean Topography, which launched Dec. 16, is studying all water on Earth, including the Great Lakes.
He headed deer and moose research.
It remains unclear if or when the state will regain control of species now protected by federal law.

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DNR bear study checking reproduction rates of Wisconsin bears.
The bat, once common across northern Minnesota forests, has been decimated by white-nose syndrome.
Lower deer numbers in the far north and bad weather during season combined for poor hunter success.

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