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Bears Posts

Video: Bear swimming near Madeline Island

Video by Tina Green.

Bear cub sneaks into Duluth basement, trapped in laundry basket

A black bear cub fell into a Duluth basement through a window. Homeowners Linda and Abdon Friend chased it around. Police officers trapped it in a laundry basket and set it free.

Jeff Wagner of WCCO-TV has the story.

Whatever happened to Frisky the Bear?

Indianapolis Star — June 7, 1959

Anyone remember old Frisky, promoter of Duluth as the vital player in the new St. Lawrence Seaway?

Rural Duluth man kills wolf with hammer, city very happy

The above clipping is from The Times of San Mateo, Calif., Jan. 2, 1956.

Undesirable customers in Duluth

This postcard hit the mail 110 years ago today, sent by Hazel Britts to Capt. Luther Haleto of Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass. The card is hand-dated June 27 and postmarked June 28, 1907. The illustration shows a banker closing his doors to “undesirable customers,” two black bear.

Bellyflop

Bellyflop

Shot by Dave Zbaracki in the Congdon neighborhood. (Via Facebook.)

“Hey, where is your lawn chair, and can you bring me a Hamms?”

Bear Standing on porch in Proctor

The Proctor Police Department received this picture today from the Proctor Journal of a bear standing on someone’s porch. “Be safe out there,” the PPD warns. “It’s that time of year when they are out forging around for food so they can hibernate this winter.”

Is this bear poop on my front lawn?

poop

These droppings were six feet from my front door this morning on North 42nd Avenue West in West Duluth.

Apparently the mayor was too focused on sharks

Photo by Ken Greshowak

Photo by Ken Greshowak

Last we heard, someone was dressed in a bear suit in front of City Hall, trying to coax this poor critter down from the tree.

Black Bear Update

Earlier this week, a 162-lb black bear was semi-conscious in the snow at Jay Cooke State Park. After being asked to help, three Wildwoods volunteers (Jason B., Ian A., and Peggy A., who took these pictures), sprang into action, loading up with supplies and rushing to the scene to help park employees rescue the bear.

Black bear on the pier in Duluth

Thanks to photos from the Duluth Shipping News’ “bear cam” and an audio clip of Ryan Beamer, chief Aerial Lift Bridge operator, PDD now presents this delightful 12-second recap of yesterday’s events at the South Pier of the Duluth shipping canal.