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When Tom Wightman felt a bump while harvesting corn Saturday afternoon, he knew he had hit something big.

He just didn't expect to find what he did: a 320-pound black bear.


"That's the first time that's happened. I can tell you that," he said.

Wightman drove a combine over and killed the black bear Saturday afternoon in Hay Creek Township, south of Red Wing in Minnesota's southeast corner.

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