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Police shoot big, black bear in Marshfield

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A large black bear was killed in Marshfield about 10 p.m. Monday, April 9. The 500-pound animal had been spotted numerous times in the city, and police officers shot it after being told by the DNR not to let the bear escape.

A resident called police after seeing the animal in a west-side neighborhood in Marshfield, a city of 19,000 people in central Wisconsin. Police Chief Gary Jepsen said his officers had exhausted every option they had for trying to snare or trap the bear.

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