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Sheriff chases black bear out of town

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Typical black bear (Photo courtesy Bears of the World) Typical black bear (Photo courtesy Bears of the World)
Black bear in Dodge Center (Photo by Sheriff Jim Jensen) Black bear in Dodge Center (Photo by Sheriff Jim Jensen)

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A black bear caused a commotion in the small town of Dodge Center late Friday night, scaring people who are just not accustomed to such a wild creature wandering around their neighborhood.

Dodge County Sheriff Jim Jensen says about 11:25 p.m. Friday, a big black bear came into the southeast corner of Dodge Center and began wandering around a residential area. 

The sheriff and his men cornered it and chased it back into a corn field.  But not before snapping a photo of it.

"I've been in law enforcement 34 years," the sheriff tells KTTC NewsCenter, "and this is the first time I have had to chase off a bear."

Nobody was hurt.

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