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United Way wine, beer tasting event
Annual taco event Wednesday
Prince tribute concert scheduled at U.S. Bank Stadium
MLB weather: Crosby-Ironton graduate makes his way to the majors
Police seek information on injured kittens found on Blatnik Bridge
BIRCHMONT: Emily Israelson wins women’s title, Wiltse takes Senior Men’s championship
GOLF: Andrew Israelson follows in father's footsteps to win Birchmont
RODEO: Bemidji resident Shannon McBride ninth in the world at rodeo finals
Rotary team wins Senior Bemidji Youth baseball
GOLF: Birchmont wraps up today with quality championship matchups
James "Jim" Hensel
Elaine "Becky" Chakov (Roholt)
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not so Minnesota Nice
Annie P. Claesson-Huseby: Knowledge is needed about ‘truth in sentencing’
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
May 10, 2016
FISHING OPENER: A turnaround for Upper Red Lake
RED LAKE -- During the past 15 years, the walleye fishery on Upper Red Lake has completed a 180-degree turn-around. In the late 1990s, walleyes, especially spawning-age walleyes, were so scarce in Upper and Lower Red Lake that state and tribal officials were forced to impose a 10-year...
May 10, 2016 - 4:08pm
FISHING OPENER: Lake Bemidji a natural for the walleye
BEMIDJI – Walleyes looking for a place to spawn have many options if they swim about in Lake Bemidji. And those options are among the reasons...
May 10, 2016 - 4:05pm
FISHING OPENER: Aiming to stop AIS: County AIS boat inspections enter third season
BEMIDJI -- With the Minnesota fishing opener next weekend, once again it is that time of the year: boat inspection season to check for the potential...
May 10, 2016 - 10:13am
May 5, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleyes, sauger and pike season is May 14
The season for walleyes, sauger and northern pike opens next Saturday, May 14, for the Inland Waters of Minnesota. The season for stream trout in designated trout lakes also opens on May 14, with trout anglers required to purchase a trout stamp along with their fishing license. Surface...
May 5, 2016 - 10:59pm
April 28, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
The 2016 Minnesota Walleye Opener is just two weeks from this Saturday, with the date set for May 14. Bemidji is surrounded by excellent walleye lakes. Upper Red Lake, Winnibigoshish and Leech Lake are usually three of the hottest lakes for walleyes early in the season because they...
April 28, 2016 - 10:52pm
April 21, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers can make test run for walleye
The ice is finally gone, so anglers are now able to get their boats into most lakes. Most anglers like to make at least one test run of their boats before the walleye season opens, to be sure everything is in good working order. Early in the spring, before the walleye season opens...
April 21, 2016 - 11:18pm
April 7, 2016
DNR reverses position on use of live bait on Mille Lacs
Anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to use live bait this summer after all. In a surprising turnabout, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday reversed its position on the use of live bait announced last month. Under regulations released in March, only anglers...
April 7, 2016 - 1:22pm
March 21, 2016
UPDATED: Catch and release only for Mille Lacs walleye this summer, DNR announces
Anglers looking for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake must use artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught during this year's summer...
March 21, 2016 - 5:22pm
March 18, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: With ice fishing season ending, the Rainy River beckons
The ice thickness on the lakes in the Bemidji area varies greatly from lake to lake and even between accesses on the same lake. The ice is totally...
March 18, 2016 - 4:05pm
March 3, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Eelpout, perch are on anglers’ radar
The gamefish season has ended for the inland waters of Minnesota and the 2015-16 Minnesota fishing licenses have expired. Anglers 16 years of age and older need to purchase new 2016-17 fishing licenses to continue fishing for species like crappies, sunfish, perch, trout and any other...
March 3, 2016 - 8:44pm
February 25, 2016
AIS open house for Beltrami County
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County is having an open house public meeting Wednesday to discuss aquatic invasive species and to present its draft for a Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Management Plan.The event isl 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Beltrami County Administration building, 701 Minnesota...
February 25, 2016 - 7:48pm
February 19, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's time to go after the 'pout
The 37th International Eelpout Festival will be held Friday through Sunday on Leech Lake, headquartered out of City Park in Walker. Due to the ice conditions on Walker Bay, travel on the ice has been limited to snowmobiles and ATVs this year, with no vehicles allowed on the ice during...
February 19, 2016 - 10:19am
February 11, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish can feel spring approaching
There are only three weekends left in the fishing season for walleyes, northern pike, large and smallmouth bass and sauger in the inland lakes of Minnesota. The gamefish season and the dark house spearing season close for inland lakes on Feb. 28, with the 2015 Minnesota Fishing Licenses...
February 11, 2016 - 10:28pm
January 25, 2016
Free fly-tying class set for Thursday
BEMIDJI -- A free fly-tying class, sponsored by Headwaters Trout Unlimited 642 will take place Thursday at the Garden Pub and Grill, 111 Central Ave. SE.At 5:30 p.m., the group will order dinner and set up and will begin to start tying at 6:30 p.m. The group will be tying two mouse...
January 25, 2016 - 8:11pm
January 15, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Now that the chill is here, ice fishing is heating up
Cold weather this past week helped lakes in the Bemidji area add several more inches of new ice. Most lakes now have about a foot of ice, with a little more on shallow lakes like Upper Red Lake and a little less on some of the deep lakes like Lake Bemidji. We are still more than two...
January 15, 2016 - 9:54am