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Duluth area DNR officer was fired for computer use, refusing drug test

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Former Minnesota conservation Officer Brian Buria was fired from the Department of Natural Resources earlier this year for using a state computer for personal use, lying about taking a defensive driving course, using narcotics, and refusing to take a drug and alcohol test.


An internal DNR document requested by the News Tribune and made available Thursday indicate Buria was fired for violating DNR employee guidelines even before he pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.

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