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Wildlife Biologist Corey Mlodik views the digital output of high frequency bat calls collected during a survey this summer. CRYSTAL DEY | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Research ongoing in Northern Long Eared Bat debate: Inclusion on endangered species list will impact logging industry

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BEMIDJI -- In the past decade, a new plague has been affecting an integral part of Minnesotans' lives -- bats. The Northern Long Eared Bat, specifically.

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That has led to a proposal to add the mammal to the federal endangered species list has caused concern not only for the bats' well being, but also that protecting the animals' summer habitat could stifle the logging industry.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and Beltrami county government for The Bemidji Pioneer. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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