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Wolves, wolf hunt stories from around Minnesota

Posted at 12:46 PM on January 26, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Environment

Prospects for a gray wolf hunt are triggering discussion and news stories around Minnesota. With the animal officially removed from the federal endangered species list on Friday, expectations for a hunt are growing.

Wolf population 'out of control' the Hibbing Daily Tribune wrote earlier this week.

"They are eating people's pets, they'll come right onto porches and snatch a dog or cat, they have been spotted on playgrounds and kill livestock such as sheep and cattle," stae Rep. David Dill told the paper. "The gray wolf is just a superior, super predator."

In Wisconsin, Some residents will be able hunt problem wolves as early as next week, WDIO reports.

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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.