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Photo courtesy / Allen Anderson An adult black bear, believed to weigh about 200 pounds or more, was discovered Wednesday in a tree in Minto, N.D.

Bear draws crowd in Minto: Animal skedaddled out of town; warden will keep eye on it

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MINTO, N.D. — An unusual tourist stopped in Minto on Wednesday night.

It was an adult black bear, which essentially became a tourist attraction itself.


The bear, believed to weigh about 200 pounds or more, was discovered in a tree on the north end of the Walsh County community of 600 at about 8:30 p.m., according to Game Warden Levi Bischof, who responded to the call.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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