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8th District candidates roam the Iron Range for votes
Mideast turmoil becomes part of 8th District campaign
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Football: Bemidji opens season at home today against Grand Rapids
North Dakota hockey goalie changes name to honor mother, grandmother
Girls soccer: Goals by Holm, Wall lead BHS past Detroit Lakes
Volleyball: Bemidji improves to 2-0 with win over Detroit Lakes
Wallace B. Reed
Sally Esther (Neadeau) May
Jon Bredal (formerly John Pederson)
June Lussier Redday Mendoza
Selecting hardy lilies for your garden
Thinking ahead: 2014 tasks to succeed in 2015
What's in Simon's backpack for school?
John Eggers: What teachers can learn from Robin Williams
Living life in the dirt
Roholts, Ralls to be honored as Friends of the Arts
Dylan to play Minneapolis in November
'Fargo' wins Emmy for TV miniseries
Pioneer Previews: Come to a concert in the Park
Country music duo Love and Theft to perform in Bemidji
Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Saturday Morning Forecast Discussion
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
Relay For Life raises $101,000
Conklin, McDonald attend CLV immersion program
Rick Jensen: What is Ferguson really about now?
Danny Tyree: Don’t take truck drivers for granted
Jim Hightower: Gov. Rick Perry hams it up
No need to encourage use of marijuana
Joe Gandelman: Angry that Obama’s golfing?
June 17, 2014
New state parks and trails commission seeks applicants
BEMIDJI -- Northwest Minnesota residents interested in parks and trails filled City Hall on Tuesday for a planning meeting to help establish an area counterpart to the new statewide Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and Crow Wing...
outdoors / environment
June 17, 2014 - 11:36pm
June 15, 2014
Blane Klemek: Brown-headed cowbird sings its fascinating songs
A couple of weeks ago I heard the familiar and fascinating songs of courting male brown-headed cowbirds. The songs — if one can call them songs — are nearly indescribable, but can easily be portrayed as incredibly complex and interesting to listen to. After spotting the source...
June 15, 2014 - 12:58am
June 14, 2014
Workers put finishing touch on bike trail
(From left) Joel Tracey, Taylor Ouderkrik and Sawyer Denning level a section of bike trail at Movil Maze. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
June 14, 2014 - 12:26am
June 12, 2014
Paul Nelson: Summer patterns develop on Bemidji area lakes
Most lakes in the Bemidji area are close to the 70-degree mark, which is the point where spring patterns fall apart and summer fishing patterns begin to develop. There are at least two patterns for walleyes right now in most lakes. Some walleyes are feeding in the developing weed...
June 12, 2014 - 12:19pm
June 8, 2014
Blane Klemek: Majestic meadowlarks in Minnesota
Countless birdsongs throughout my lifetime became permanently etched into my mind from the moment I had first heard it. I was a mere 6-years-old when a singing male chipping sparrow introduced himself to me. Having awakened before the sun had fully risen and, try as I may, could not...
June 8, 2014 - 3:48pm
June 7, 2014
KRAUS-ANDERSON WALLEYE CLASSIC: Winkler-Moran team wins the KA Classic
BEMIDJI -- It came down to the final 10 teams Saturday at the 14th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic. A total of 100 two-person teams...
outdoors / fishing
June 7, 2014 - 8:14pm
June 6, 2014
Paul Nelson: Water levels, temperatures continue to rise on area lakes
Lakes and rivers in the Bemidji area continued their fast rise, both in water levels and in surface water temperatures. Surface water temperatures determine much of what happens in the lakes. The timing of the changes that happen over the course of the summer are also largely determined...
June 6, 2014 - 12:00am
May 29, 2014
Fishing: Annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic benefits area organizations
BEMIDJI — The 14th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic June 7 on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving will feature a full field of 100 boats and event official Tracy Pogue isn’t surprised that the tournament reached the maximum well before the registration cutoff date. “We got the...
outdoors / fishing
May 29, 2014 - 2:14pm
Paul Nelson: Bemidji area lakes experience dramatic warming
Seasons often change on a dime in the Bemidji area. After a long, cold winter and a cool, wet spring, summer arrived suddenly this past week, almost like someone had flipped a switch. The lakes are warming fast with air temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s this past week. Surface...
May 29, 2014 - 2:12pm
May 25, 2014
A different kind of hunting: Bemidji wild edibles expert hits the mark with guided trips
Brad Dokken Forum News Service BEMIDJI — Matt Breuer has collected morel mushrooms most of his life, and the springtime fungi have become a favorite of gatherers across the North Country. So, it was only natural that Breuer would branch out to other wild edibles such as fiddleheads,...
May 25, 2014 - 1:27am
May 23, 2014
DNR proposes to open trout lakes during winter
BEMIDJI — Opening trout lakes in Beltrami, Hubbard, Cass, Crow Wing and Becker counties to winter fishing is among several rule changes proposed by the Minnesota DNR officials and the public is invited to give their opinions. The only lake in Beltrami County that would be affected...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Paul Nelson: Warmer water will mean better walleye bite in area lakes
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their slow warming this spring, trying to recover from the late ice-out that still had ice on a few lakes when the spring fishing season opened. Cold temperatures and frequent rains have kept the lakes cold, with most lakes still having surface...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
May 20, 2014
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Plant for the pollinators
Another day, another news article relates the dangerous state of pollinators here and throughout the world. These creatures face weather extremes, of course, but man-made acts also kill them. They include mono-cropping that limits insect diet. Many insects travel only short distances,...
May 20, 2014 - 8:17pm
May 18, 2014
Blane Klemek: The marbled godwit is common in the west, rare in the east
John J. Audubon wrote on May 31, 1832, of an outing in the Florida Keys where he saw thousands of marbled godwits on a mud bar south of Cape Sable. “Four or five guns were fired at once, and the slaughter was such that I was quite satisfied with the number obtained, both for specimens...
May 18, 2014 - 12:00am
May 15, 2014
Paul Nelson: Perfect weather, cooperative walleyes greet anglers on Bemidji area lakes
Opening weekend of the 2014 fishing season in the Bemidji area had nearly perfect weather and pretty good fishing for most anglers. Most of the successful walleye anglers were fishing in a river or close to a river inlet or outlet. Once the river walleyes are done spawning, they...
outdoors / fishing
May 15, 2014 - 2:44pm