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Wisconsin man gets fine, probation for bringing bear carcasses into U.S. illegally

Joseph John Stolarczyk, 59, of Mosinee, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 21, in federal court. He faced up to a year behind bars.

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FARGO — A Wisconsin man will have to pay a $5,000 fine and serve a year of probation for illegally bringing two black bears he killed in Canada into the U.S.

Joseph John Stolarczyk, 59, of Mosinee, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 21, in federal court. He faced up to a year behind bars.

He pleaded guilty to an unlawful transportation of wildlife charge after trying to transport the black bears on Sept. 22, 2019, from Manitoba into North Dakota through the Pembina Port of Entry.

He also was ordered to abandon the bear carcasses to law enforcement.

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April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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