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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said this collared bear studied by researcher Lynn Rogers is a threat to human safety because it put its paws on an SUV recently at Bearhead Lake State Park near Ely. Rogers said the 10-year-old sow, named June, is not a threat to people and that the DNR is blowing this and other incidents out of proportion. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

Minnesota DNR warns of aggressive bears in Ely-Tower area

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warned the public Monday that some black bears in the Ely-Tower area have become aggressive toward people, including bears associated with independent bear researcher Lynn Rogers.

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