A sure sign of Spring in Clearbrook Minnesota despite all the snow that still remains is black bears, including one who has decided to hang out near the school. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office is asking residents of Clearbrook-Gonvick area to be on the lookout for black bears. Bears have been spotted near the intersection in front of the school.

Parents have been asked to make sure there kids do not walk to school in the meantime until further notice. According to the Minnesota DNR bears usually come out of hibernation in March and generally are skittish around people while they are out looking for food in garbage cans or bird feeders.

Residents are asked to keep there distance from the bears, especially if any cubs are present as most people know a mother bear can become very aggressive to protect them. The sheriffs department and Minnesota DNR are aware of the problem and are closely monitoring the situation. For more information on this story Click Here.