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After adventurous day, Duluth City Hall bear moves on

The young black bear that spent much of Wednesday hanging around in trees and attracting crowds in the downtown Duluth Civic Center was nowhere to be found Thursday.

The young black bear that spent much of Wednesday hanging around in trees and attracting crowds in the downtown Duluth Civic Center was nowhere to be found Thursday.

Ron Tinsley, public information officer for the Duluth Police Department, reported no further calls after Wednesday afternoon.

He said police were "assuming the bear left on its own."

Police were involved on and off throughout the bear's adventurous day, twice dispersing crowds in the afternoon after the bear had climbed down to the lawn within close proximity of onlookers.

Police worked with a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer to attempt to herd the bear west across Mesaba Avenue, where it would find more woods and fewer people.

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The bear was last seen by News Tribune staff late Wednesday in a tree across Second Street from the Civic Center, near the St. Louis County parking ramp.

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Bear attracts crowd during Duluth Civic Center ramble

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A man, who was warned by shouts to watch for the bear coming in his direction, quickly turns and runs the opposite way along the sidewalk in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

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