OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Backyard visitor can't stay for long
Connie Wanek and Phil Dentinger of Duluth passed along these photos of a bobcat that ventured into their backyard. They live on the outskirts of the city on West Tischer Road.
"The bobcat seemed prett... Posted on 8/16/10 at 8:45 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Trapped and a Panhandler
Pop on over to West Side of Straight to see what Chance has been barking at during the evenings lately. We assumed it was just deer that had him agitated..and there are lots of deer moving around..but... Posted on 11/5/09 at 4:13 AM
Bobcats, or Lynx rufus if you want to go scientific, have probably been one of the state's most economically significant furbearers over the long haul.
Bobcats are not listed as an endangered species while the Canada lynx is, so they are both regulated under what is known as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Bobcat Co. said it plans to expand its operations in Bismarck and to eventually hire about 200 more workers, almost 2½ years after the construction equipment maker closed its manufacturing plant in the North Dakota capital and laid off nearly 500 people.
The predicament of being a former Bobcat employee is to be an industrial worker in a town where the biggest employers are hospitals and state government. They have the choices of vying for the few jobs in the area that call for their skills, taking something lower-paying, going back to school or going out of town to power plants, oil fields or other Bobcat facilities.
We have negotiated a good union contract that provides health care benefits for our members and our families. But we have come to understand the nearly insurmountable odds of finding affordable, quality health care for the men and women of this state who are casualties of the economic downturn.
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