It's spring and that means the black bears are coming out of their winter slumber, and man are they hungry! The Hermantown Police Department has been receiving calls from residents saying bears have been digging into their garbage cans. They offered some tips to try to avoid this annual nuisance.

Basically keep your garbage cans locked up until garbage day. Oh, and if you are out when it's dark early in the morning, just be aware there could be a furry friend around you probably don't want to startle.

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