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A monarch buttterfly rests on a common tansy in Duluth in this file photo from Aug. 2010. Clint Austin | Forum News Service

Groups file to list monarchs as endangered; With 90 percent decline in popular butterfly species, groups say time to act is now

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John Myers

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DULUTH — With monarch butterfly numbers down more than 90 percent over the past 20 years and their habitat increasingly disappearing, conservation groups on Tuesday called on the U.S. government to list the insects as an endangered species.

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