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Another Round of Scattered Storms
EDUCATION: Future school may be further in future: Board hears 2016 opening for grades 4-5 school may not happen
City closer to opening homeless shelter: Council passes resolutions for property, tax credits
Bemidji Area Schools participating in summer food program
Duluth homicide victim, 52, was stabbed
RACING: Sparby wins four times at Speedway
PREP BASEBALL: Bagley still alive, but Blackduck eliminated in Section 8A
BASEBALL: Bemidji eliminated by Becker, 8-0, in Section 8-3A playoffs
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen blown out by Sioux Falls, 90-20, in home finale
TRACK AND FIELD: Twenty-four Bemidji athletes headed to state meet after successful sections
Catherine Lucille (Schauls) Gloe
Nolan Gene Desjarlait, Jr.
Jon Conrad Wickman
Nathan "Newt" Jenkins
Cleve R. Downey
Cyndi Fenske: June will be a busy month for the library
John Eggers: What should I write about?
Northland Stargazing: Hubble is 25, Regulus a few million
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish flies arrive earlier than usual in Bemidji area
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Petunias can be plentiful at any time of the year
Pioneer Previews: Not 'Least' of all, there's a Nordic Showcase, too
Art briefs - Sunday May 31
Playhouse powerhouse: 2015 marks final season for Paul Bunyan Playhouse artistic director Zach Curtis
Pioneer Previews: A gala of support for BSU
Art briefs - Sunday March 24
Blane Klemek: The American dog tick is the most familiar tick inhabiting Minnesota
Take A Kid Fishing event to be held June 10 in Bemidji
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Voges birthday celebration
Moen birthday celebration
Davis 80th birthday celebration
Johnson -Kelm engagement
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Schools invest in immigrants, communities
Rich Lowry: #someblacklivesdon’tmatter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sandpiper project will be good for safety
Pioneer Editorial: Message to grads: Never stop learning
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veteran's heart warmed by generous gesture
May 3, 2015
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota's many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it's no wonder that few of these special wild animals are...
May 3, 2015 - 12:12am
May 1, 2015
Photo of the Day: Immature eagle
An immature bald eagle is perched among a stand of popple trees.
outdoors / environment
May 1, 2015 - 9:46am
April 30, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
May is already here and the 2015 walleye opener is a little more than one week away. Estimates expect close to half a million anglers will be hitting the water as the season opens on May 9. One of the major concerns heading into this year’s opener is the low water levels on...
April 30, 2015 - 1:14pm
April 26, 2015
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
It was the last week of March when I observed my first bluebird of 2015. To be truthful, I only heard the bird, but its sweet and mellow whistle was music to my ears nonetheless. Indeed, I thought, the bluebirds are back. At last, it would seem, spring is finally here. The wood and...
April 26, 2015 - 12:43am
April 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spawning walleyes running steady into Cutfoot Sioux station
Many public accesses in the Bemidji area and across most of the North Country are low enough to potentially present some problems for anglers trying to launch their boats on the opener. Anglers with large boats on bunk-style trailers usually have the most difficulty with low water...
outdoors / fishing
April 23, 2015 - 2:51pm
VIDEO: Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
SOUTHEAST OF CROOKSTON — It's still dark, and we wait, patiently, for the pageant to begin. Before long, the prairie in front...
April 23, 2015 - 2:38pm
April 19, 2015
Blane Klemek: Aerial displays set woodcock, snipe apart
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It's a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the return of avian migrants of all color and size. Lucky we are here in Minnesota to live where massive migrations occur each spring and fall,...
April 19, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Low water levels a concern as walleye opener approaches
The spring walleye season closed on the Rainy River on Tuesday. The season finished strong, with schools of large female walleyes from Lake of the Woods in the river and feeding. The bite peaking just as the season was closing. Anglers familiar with the Rainy River noticed how...
outdoors / fishing
April 17, 2015 - 1:22pm
Camping this summer? Check out these 13 Minnesota campgrounds
If you’re looking to spend some time roasting marshmallows in the woods this year, consider these great tent-camping spots in Minnesota picked by St. Paul Pioneer Press staffers and local camping aficionados. As a general rule, you’ll find more peace and quiet if you’re willing...
April 17, 2015 - 12:57pm
April 12, 2015
Blane Klemek: Caribou: The gorgeous and gregarious members of the deer family
I remember the first and only time I observed a wild, free-ranging caribou. Fishing for salmon on a bank of the Goodnews River upstream from Goodnews Bay in southwest Alaska, I was perpetually being tormented by hordes of hungry, blood-sucking mosquitoes. And since the salmon weren’t...
April 12, 2015 - 12:28am
April 9, 2015
Paul Nelson: Good winter conditions put fishing pressure on area lakes
The average ice-out date for Lake Bemidji is April 26, which is similar to many of the other large lakes in the Bemidji area. Lake Minnetonka was declared ice free on April 5 this year. The interesting thing about that is Lake Bemidji’s average ice-out date is 13 days later than...
outdoors / fishing
April 9, 2015 - 11:51am
April 5, 2015
Blane Klemek: Signs of life are everywhere in the great outdoors
What makes observing wildlife so enjoyable is the number of ways in which we can participate. For obvious reasons, "observing" implies we actually see something.
April 5, 2015 - 12:16am
April 2, 2015
OUTDOORS: Walleye harvest approaches quotas on Red Lake
Anglers on Upper Red Lake likely will face continued conservative regulations this spring as fisheries managers look to rein in a walleye harvest that is beginning to creep past target levels on Minnesota's 48,000-acre portion of the lake. According to Henry Drewes, regional fisheries...
April 2, 2015 - 4:51pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Perch, panfish are biting, but ice conditions are suspect
April has arrived and there is still ice on the lakes in the Bemidji area. The ice fishing season should be listed as day to day, with the end of the season going into overtime. Rain and warmer weather melted more of the ice on the lakes this past week. The extended forecast is predicting...
outdoors / fishing
April 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
VIDEO: Crookston fire, DNR team up to rescue deer stuck in Red Lake River
A successful rescue of a deer that was stranded in the icy waters of the Red Lake River in Crookston was caught on video Wednesday. Ross...
April 2, 2015 - 11:12am