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Bear sightings prompt police to urge parents not to let their kids walk to school

Parents in northern Minnesota are being asked not to let their kids walk to school because of bear sightings.
Credit: Cleawater Co. Sheriff's Office

CLEARBROOK, Minn. — Police in northern Minnesota are urging parents not to let their kids walk to school after several bears have been spotted in the area.

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office says bears have been spotted in front of the Clearbrook-Gonvick School, according to a Facebook post. 

Police say the school is requesting that parents not allow their children to walk to school until further notice.

Attention residents of Clearbrook-Gonvick area with school aged children. Bears have been spotted near the intersection of the Clearwater Lake Road and 169th Ave. This is the intersection in front of...

Officials ask that you keep your distance if you see any bears. 

They also are reminding residents that a mother bear will defend her cubs - even if you mean them no harm.

Officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are monitoring the situation along with the Clearwater Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Clearbook-Govnick Police Department. 

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