There’s a pretty good chance a few black bears will wander down from Minnesota and Wisconsin to visit Northeast Iowa in the coming weeks, according to Vince Evelsizer, furbearer and wetland wildlife research biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It has been an annual occurrence in this region each spring since 2014.
Several people reported seeing a bear on various properties along South Sappington Road and South Berry Roads on Saturday.
A grizzly bear has been confirmed in the Big Snowy Mountains, a first for the Central Montana island mountain range, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Not only has rainfall dropped over 45 years, the number of days between storms has risen, particularly in the Southwest, said a study whose authors included three University of Arizona researchers.
Photos from our photographers, public officials and readers from the fires burning in the Black Hills. Watch for updates Tuesday about firefighters' efforts to contain the blaze.