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Wildlife are free to roam at Hallo Bay Bear Camp outside of Homer, Alaska, in the Katmai National Park.

Fairfield native going wild: Clint Hlebechuk and wife Simyra run Alaskan bear-viewing paradise

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Jim Hlebechuk wasn't surprised when his younger brother decided to move to Alaska.

What Jim -- and pretty much anyone else -- could not have expected was that Clint Hlebechuk would come to run one of the most sought-after bear viewing destinations in the world.


But that's exactly what he did.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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