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Students watch as bear is weighed. Photo submitted by Josh Tharaldson

Students from high school in Newfolden, Minn. conduct bear research


Ideal weather and perfect snow conditions allowed 21 college-prep biology students from Marshall County Central High School in Newfolden, Minn., to visit a bear den near Newfolden on Monday morning with Department of Natural Resources staff conducting research on the bears. According to Josh Tharaldson, a Newfolden science instructor who submitted the photos, the den housed a mother bear with two yearlings.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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