Minn. to share grant to help fight problem wolves

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota is one of 10 states sharing a $1 million federal grant designed to help livestock producers deal with problem wolves.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the grants Thursday. The program compensates livestock producers for losses caused by wolves, and helps the producers develop non-lethal ways to reduce wolf predation.

The Daily Journal of International Falls reports that Minnesota is slated to receive $100,000.

Rowan Gould is the acting director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. He says wolf populations are expanding in several parts of the nation, and this program provides another tool to minimize conflict between wolves and humans.

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