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A young black bear peeks out from the branches of a tree on the 300 block of Sixth Street in Cloquet Monday, just a half block away from the middle school. The bear eventually came down without incident and hasn't been heard from since. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@ pinejournal.com

Bear takes hike through central Cloquet

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A young black bear was the star attraction in central Cloquet Monday, much to its dismay.

Residents of the 300 block of Sixth Street reported the bear -- which had climbed up a tree in someone's backyard to escape barking dogs -- to the police just before 5 p.m. Monday. Before that, likely the same black bear had been spotted near Atkins-Northland Funeral Home on 14th Street.

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