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Woman hurt in bear attack

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Jun 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Outdoors officials say a woman in northern Minnesota was injured this week in an attack by a black bear.

The Department of Natural Resources says the 72-year-old woman suffered ''serious but not-life threatening injuries'' in the attack Monday night near McGregor in Aitkin County. The DNR says the woman was bitten and clawed by a female bear before the bear and her three yearlings left the property.

Reportedly the bear and her yearlings had been seen on the property before. A conservation officer killed the bear after it ran toward him.

The DNR says it's the fifth documented bear attack on a person that resulted in injuries since 1987.

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