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Researcher Lynn Rogers uses an animal crate to transport Hope, a bear cub, after capturing her from a tree near Ely, Minn. in Eagles Nest Township. The missing bear cub who attracted a widespread Internet following was found and reunited with its mother in northeastern Minnesota. The mother later abandoned the cub again. (AP Photo/The Duluth News Tribune, Clint Austin)

Ely researcher's bear work has been lightning rod for fame, controversy

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EAGLES NEST TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- Lynn Rogers' work with black bears has been controversial for years. Now, with the real-time saga of Hope and Lily playing out on computer screens around the world, Rogers has attracted unprecedented fame.


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