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Bear researcher Lynn Rogers uses food to lure Hope the bear cub out of a tree near Ely in May. Hope had been separated from her mother, Lily. (File / News Tribune)

Bear fans still hooked on Lily and Hope

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A few of Lily and Hope's closest friends are coming to Ely at the end of the month.

Lily and Hope, in case you've been hibernating for the past six months or so, are the mother bear and her cub who became an Internet sensation when their activities in the den were shown live and uninterrupted during the past winter via the North American Bear Center in Ely.


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