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Wolves in northern Minnesota

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A captive wolf at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn.
MPR Photo/Bob Kelleher

By every indication, the number of wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan is likely to be going up again.   

Beyond a few months in 2007, the region's wolves have been under Federal protection since 1974, and the animals are prospering - much to the chagrin of cattle farmers, deer hunters and some pet owners.