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Bear researcher Lynn Rogers of Ely. (2010 file / News Tribune)

Judge backs DNR in fight with noted Ely bear researcher

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The state’s chief administrative law judge has ruled in favor of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the agency’s long-running dispute with Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers.


In a 69-page opinion filed Tuesday, Judge Tammy Pust found that the DNR does have the right to require that Rogers obtain a state permit to put collars on the wild black bears that he studies.

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