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A monarch, collected by Tom Uecker of Duluth, finds a resting place on 8-year-old Thomas Leight’s finger on Sunday at Hill Fest in Duluth. (Bob King /

Groups file to list monarch butterflies as endangered

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By John Myers  / Duluth News Tribune

With monarch butterfly numbers down more than 90 percent over the past 20 years and their habitat increasingly disappearing, conservation groups on Tuesday called on the U.S. government to list the insects as an endangered species.


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