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5-year-old recovering after severe farming accident
3 face felony charges in Mills Fleet Farm shoplifting
Poultry back home at Minnesota State Fair
Chamber Ambassadors: Bemidji Brewing
TENNIS: Bemidji sweeps Hibbing, Perham
SWIMMING: BHS takes fifth place at Willmar in opener
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
Stephen Michael Jackelen
Ardith "Ardie" Olson Kolstad
Josephine "Jo" Christine Pula
Richard William Demers
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MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
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
DNR releases Leech Lake 5-year management plan
ST. PAUL—A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released, the Department of Natural Resources said earlier this week. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as...
January 15, 2016 - 9:47am
January 14, 2016
'Berrrmidji Kids Can Ice Fish’ event canceled
BEMIDJI -- The 'Berrrmidji Kids Can Ice Fish” event scheduled for Saturday at Lake Bemidji State Park has been canceled because of the cold weather forecast for the weekend. Saturday's high temperature is expected to be only 6 below zero. For more information about Lake Bemidji...
January 14, 2016 - 2:20pm
January 11, 2016
‘Berrrmidji Kids Can Ice Fish’ event Saturday
BEMIDJI -- Children between 8 and 15 years of age can join Lake Bemidji State Park staff for an afternoon of perch fishing at the “Berrrmidji Kids Can Ice Fish” event from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Bemidji State Park, 3401 State Park Road NE.The catch-and-release event...
January 11, 2016 - 8:18pm
January 6, 2016
Cass County Board splits vote on muskie stocking proposal
WALKER — On a split vote, Cass County commissioners Tuesday decided against taking any position on the controversial Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposal to stock muskies in Gull Lake. Kevin Egan appeared before the board to ask the commissioners to pass a resolution...
January 6, 2016 - 12:40pm
January 5, 2016
Ice fishing on Lake Bemidji (photo gallery)
Gage Benjamin drills a hole in the ice on Lake Bemidji while Ryan Dupay waits to check the depth. Benjamin and Dupay, both students at Bemidji...
January 5, 2016 - 6:34pm
December 17, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: This is not the year to take risks on the ice
The snowfall earlier this week ranged from only a dusting of a few inches to more than a half a foot of snow, depending on the location. The...
December 17, 2015 - 2:47pm
December 11, 2015
DNR warns of thin ice on lakes
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and...
December 11, 2015 - 9:42am
December 3, 2015
Paul Nelson: Lakes are making ice, but hazards remain in warm temperatures
Most of the deep lakes in the Bemidji area froze over last weekend, but unseasonably warm temperatures continue.
December 3, 2015 - 12:18pm
November 26, 2015
Bemidji second-grader lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
Jeremy Tieken has always wanted to go muskie fishing because he hadn’t caught one yet. That all changed Nov. 1. He and his father, Daniel,...
November 26, 2015 - 7:06pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's safe to go shopping, but not ice fishing
The firearms deer season is over in the Bemidji area, but bow hunters are allowed to continue deer hunting until Dec. 31. There are also an increasing number of deer hunters who prefer the solitude of hunting later in the season and will hunt the muzzleloader deer season, which begins...
November 26, 2015 - 7:01pm
November 14, 2015
Possible world record muskie reeled in on Lake Mille Lacs
LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. -- A Minnesota fisherman might have just hooked a world record muskie using a fly. Robert Hawkins, who owns Bob Mitchell’s...
November 14, 2015 - 6:50pm
November 12, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Hope for early ice fishing season are remote this year
The first weekend of the rifle deer season was warm enough to allow most deer hunters to sit in their stands much longer than usual without getting cold. The forecast for the second weekend of the rifle season is almost as warm as the first weekend, with high temperatures expected...
November 12, 2015 - 7:41pm