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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
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PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
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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
November 6, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Diehard anglers are still at it as deer opener approaches
The 2015 Minnesota rifle deer season opens on Saturday morning. Approximately 500,000 deer hunters will be dressed in orange and sitting in the woods or on the edge of a field somewhere, long before the sun rises tomorrow. Experts are expecting another low deer harvest this year...
November 6, 2015 - 10:49am
October 22, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: As water temps drop, fish start to stay put
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their fall cooldown, with most lakes close to 50 degrees. Once the water temperatures in the lakes reach between 39 and 40 degrees, they will be ready to start freezing for the winter. Water is most dense at 39.16 degrees Fahrenheit, so water...
October 22, 2015 - 6:47pm
October 16, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Leech, Winnie stay hot for walleyes despite winds
It seems like it has been windy for weeks, with not enough breaks between the gusts. Wind can be good or bad for fishing in the fall, depending on what type of lake and what depth of water anglers are trying to fish. Wind from roughly the same direction for two or more days can...
October 16, 2015 - 10:29am
September 3, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Angling stays hot, like the weather
BEMIDJI -- It is unusual to have one of the hottest weeks of the summer this late in the season. The hot weather is leading right into Labor Day weekend, which should make this a busy ending to the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures in the lakes...
September 3, 2015 - 2:46pm
August 27, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
We are losing almost three minutes of daylight every day, as the days grow shorter with fall approaching. The later the sun gets up, the more noticeable it becomes, especially for those who are accustomed to getting up early. The roller coaster weather continues, with cold temperatures...
August 27, 2015 - 4:04pm
August 20, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
The roller coaster weather in the Bemidji area continues. Last week had the hottest temperatures so far this summer, with several days of highs in the 90s. The extended forecast for this weekend and next week predicts highs anywhere from the upper 50s to the low 80s, so the ride...
August 20, 2015 - 10:59pm
August 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Night fishing can be a good option
The weather this past week was some of the hottest of the summer in the Bemidji area. Next week appears to return to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. Surface water temperatures in the lakes dropped near 70 degrees last week, but the hot weather this week was...
August 13, 2015 - 10:29pm
July 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Lake Bemidji has really greened up this past week with a significant algae bloom, so we have reached the part of the season often referred to as the “dog days” of summer. Surface water temperatures have soared into the mid 70s, with more hot weather in the forecast. There hasn’t...
July 23, 2015 - 11:13pm