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Reward offered in killing of three wolves

Forum News Service

FLOODWOOD, Minn. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons involved in killing three wolves in northeast Minnesota last month.

Federal wardens said they are investigating the case with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, but need the public's help.

The three wolves were found together, dead, just off St. Louis County Highway 8 near Floodwood. Evidence was gathered from the scene and a criminal investigation is underway. A reward of up to $2,500 is available and the informant can remain anonymous.

Gray wolves remain federally protected under the Endangered Species Act after a December 2014 court ruling. Efforts are underway in Congress to remove those protections, but so far they have failed to advance.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Turn in Poachers line at (800) 652-9093.

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