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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
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Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
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Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
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May 7, 2015
All systems go for fishing opener: Low water across the state will present access challenges
If there's a common theme going into Saturday's Minnesota walleye opener, it's this: Water levels are low basically everywhere in the state,...
May 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleyes expected to be spread out for the opener
The long wait for the 2015 Minnesota walleye opener is over, with the season opening at 12:01 am this Saturday morning. Approximately half a million anglers are expected to fish the lakes in Minnesota when the season opens for walleyes, northern pike and trout living in lakes....
May 7, 2015 - 4:34pm
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...
April 23, 2015 - 2:51pm
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...
April 17, 2015 - 1:22pm
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...
April 9, 2015 - 11:51am
April 2, 2015
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...
April 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
March 26, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
Cold temperatures have slowed down the melting process on the lakes. This has extended the ice fishing season at least one more weekend for those anglers who just can't get enough. There is still more than 26 inches of ice away from the shoreline on most lakes. The ice is soaking...
March 26, 2015 - 5:13pm
March 19, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
The meltdown of the lakes in the Bemidji area slowed down this week, with the return to more "normal" temperatures for this time of year. There is still plenty of ice away from the shoreline on most lakes, but the ice along the shoreline is degrading from all the melting snow and...
March 19, 2015 - 7:04pm
March 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish are changing locations as spring approaches
Lakes in the Bemidji area have been in meltdown mode this past week, with the arrival of much warmer temperatures across Minnesota. There is still a lot of ice away from the shoreline, so the critical part of extending the ice fishing season is how well the accesses are holding...
March 13, 2015 - 9:21am
February 12, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Productive ice fishing season coming to a close
The Bemidji area received a couple inches of new snow this week, which shouldn't be enough to impede anglers' access to the lakes. There are two more weekends in the gamefish season on the inland lakes of Minnesota. Anglers are allowed to fish for species like walleyes and northern...
February 12, 2015 - 6:15pm
December 23, 2014
Beware 'toilet bowling' on Lake Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- With the recent warmer temperatures, anglers on Lake Bemidji and other area lakes should tread with care as 'toilet bowling' may make the areas around their ice fishing holes unsafe. Ron Bostic, who owns Taber's Bait in Bemidji, said recent rainfall can widen ice holes...
December 23, 2014 - 11:48pm
November 13, 2014
Paul Nelson: Winter is here and Bemidji area anglers soon will be ice fishing
Winter arrives when it is good and ready, often with little regard to the calendar. Winter arrived in the Bemidji area this past week and it will likely stick around until sometime in April…or maybe May. Most of the swamps and small ponds are already frozen and the lakes won’t...
November 13, 2014 - 12:07pm
October 30, 2014
Paul Nelson: Surface water temperatures drop in Bemidji area lakes
October was warmer, more windy and drier than the average in Bemidji. Water levels in many of the lakes are slightly below average heading into winter because of the lack of significant precipitation this fall. Surface water temperatures in the lakes were close to 50 degrees to begin...
October 30, 2014 - 5:15pm
October 23, 2014
Paul Nelson: Anglers continue to catch fish in Bemidji area lakes
The beautiful October weather continued for another week in the Bemidji area. The nice weather is supposed to last through the weekend but cooler temperatures are on the way for next week. Surface water temperatures in most lakes are in the low 50s. The lakes still need to cool about...
October 23, 2014 - 12:38pm
September 25, 2014
Paul Nelson: Daily walleye bite often peaks in afternoon during fall
Bemidji area residents enjoyed a nearly perfect week of weather this past week, although there was a little extra wind on a couple of days if someone wanted to be picky. Surface water temperatures in the lakes have been holding steady or slightly rising and most of the local lakes...
September 25, 2014 - 3:34pm