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St. Paul sports bar plans black bear roast


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A St. Paul sports bar owner is showing his support for the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears in a very literal way -- with a bear roast.

The co-owner of Tiffany Sports Lounge, Blake Montpetit, says he had to scramble to find a whole unprocessed bear. He plans to cook a 180-pound black bear in a pig-roaster over hickory and charcoal.

Montpetit tells KARE-TV that he planned to serve the meat to customers, but the state health department rejected the plan. Instead, customers can take pictures with the roasting bear.

After the game, the meat will go to a private party in Wisconsin.

Montpetit predicts the Bears "are going down."

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