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Disease wiping out Minnesota cave bats

Melissa Boman of the Minnesota DNR gives a presentation on white nose syndrome in Minnesota cave bats at the Lake City Public Library on March 19, 2019. Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Bats hibernating in a cave in Vermont in 2008. Photo courtesy of the National Wildlife Health Center2 / 4
A closeup of a scientist examining wing damage caused by white nose syndrome on a little brown bat. Photo courtesy of National Wildlife Health Center3 / 4
A little brown bat displaying the symptoms of white nose syndrome. Photo courtesy of Fort Collins Science Center4 / 4
Steve Gardiner

Steve Gardiner taught high school English and journalism for 38 years in Montana and Wyoming.  He started working at the Republican Eagle in May 2018.  He focuses on features and outdoor stories.  

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