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Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Star Tribune of Minneapolis. April 24, 2011. Full story

Unwarranted Fear of Wolves May Fuel Their Extermination

Last week, a policy rider attached to the budget bill stripped federal protection from gray wolves in the northern Rockies, handing over management of the 1,651 wolves in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Utah to those states' governments. If a vocal group of Idaho lawmakers get their way, manage Full story

Idaho governor declares wolves a "disaster emergency"

Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill on Tuesday declaring the gray wolf a "disaster emergency" in his state, days after Congress voted to strip the animal of federal protections there and in Montana. Full story

U.S. proposes lifting wolf protections in Midwest

U.S. wildlife officials proposed on Friday to strip federal protections from a growing western Great Lakes gray wolf population just as a some Rocky Mountain wolves would be removed from the endangered species list by an act of Congress. Full story

Africa's lone wolf: A new species is found

During a field expedition to Ethiopia, a team of scientists noticed something odd: The golden jackals there looked more slender with a whiter coat than they do elsewhere. Now, genetic analyses suggest these oddities are not jackals at all but instead more closely related to gray wolves. Full story

Africa's Lone Wolf: New Species Found in Ethiopia

During a field expedition to Ethiopia, a team of scientists noticed something odd: The golden jackals there looked more slender with a whiter coat than they do elsewhere. Now, genetic analyses suggest these oddities are not jackals at all but instead more closely related to gray wolves. Full story

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This photo courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service shows the Gray wolf . The political tussle over US spending has ensnared an unlikely victim, the gray wolf, whose long-time status as an endangered species will likely be axed due to a late addition to the budget deal. The annex, or rider, attach

This photo courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service shows the Gray wolf . The political tussle over US spending has ensnared an unlikely victim, the gray wolf, whose long-time status as an endangered species will likely be axed due to a late addition to the budget deal. The annex, or rider, attach

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** FILE ** In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service a gray wolf is seen. A federal judge in Montana has ordered gray wolves in the Northern Rockies be returned to the endangered species list. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy granted a preliminary injunction Friday, Ju

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FILE - This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf. A Federal judge ordered endangered species protections reinstated for gray wolf in Montana, Idaho, according to a report Thursday Aug. 5, 2010.(AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, File)