Wandering Bear Killed in Orono
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a 250-pound black bear after it wandered into a heavy populated recreation area on Lake Minnetonka.
The Star Tribune reports that several 911 callers reported sighting of the bear in Orono on Saturday. The bear later entered Wayzata's Coffee Bridge volleyball court, where patrons were grilling nearby.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jon Collins says the state Department of Natural Resources considered the bear a public safety threat.