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CHEYENNE _ Environmental groups sued Monday to ramp down feeding of elk at a Wyoming wildlife refuge, saying the practice encourages disease. The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Refuge Association and Defenders of Wildlife filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, claiming that feeding alfalfa pellets to elk to help them survive harsh winter conditions causes them to concentrate in groups at the National Elk Refuge. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 375 words.
_ BEAR SIGHTINGS-WYOMING _ Officials say grizzly bears are starting to emerge from hibernation in northwest Wyoming.
_ COAL MINES-ACOSTA _ U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is in Wyoming to tour coal mines.
_ LARAMIE-BARS _ A committee in Laramie is looking at how to reduce problems associated with late-night drinking.
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