Black bear sighting in Arden Hills

ARDEN HILLS, Minn — A black bear sighting was reported in Arden Hills on Tuesday, prompting an alert from the city.

The City of Arden Hills posted on Facebook that they received reports of a black bear near North Heights Lutheran Church.

According to the city, the Sheriff's Office and DNR determined the best thing to do was leave the bear alone and let it pass through.

The city recommends removing potential food sources from your yard, like bird feeders, pet food, and unsecured garbage.

If you have a bear sighting to report, or want to see how many sightings were reported in your neighborhood, visit the DNR website.

If there is a bear threat, call 911 or the Ramsey County Animal Control Officer at 651-767-0640.