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Lynn Rogers, right, makes his way into the Governor's office at the Capitol, Monday, July 22, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. Rogers remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he's studying by the end of the month after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and the state's natural resources commissioner Monday, but will be allowed to appeal. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

Minnesota bear researcher wins temporary reprieve

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers has won a temporary reprieve in his fight with the state over its decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears.

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Rogers and the Department of Natural Resources settled on a temporary agreement Monday that allows Rogers to keep radio collars on 10 bears. Rogers also will be allowed to continue hand-feeding bears around his research center near Ely (EE'-lee) under certain conditions.

Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1aTjrz4) reports the agreement also bans him from putting live den cams on the Internet, a practice that drew international attention to his work.

The DNR also says it still wants to revoke Rogers' research permit, which was set to end Wednesday.

The case is expected to go before a state administrative law judge in the next six to nine months.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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