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Cummings received Chancellor’s Award
'Finding Loren' found: Bemidji company helps in discovery of WWII airplane in Italy
Bemidji Lion inducted as New District governor
Someone Special Volunteers: Gary Winka and Gregg Willimek
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
Cyndi Fenske: Summer reading program a huge success
John Eggers: Why watch the Olympics?
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
ART BRIEFS: Author book signing set Aug. 18, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Co. and more
Patt Rall: Summer slips into August
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)
Blane Klemek: Tales and adventures of a biologist
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
Ruth Barden birthday
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken 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
aquatic invasive species
June 27, 2016
OUTDOORS: More AIS inspections, education for boaters, anglers
BEMIDJI—In an effort to help safeguard Bemidji's water, the City Council voted at a work session Monday to contribute $2,000 toward a county-run...
June 27, 2016 - 7:47pm
May 31, 2016
ENVIRONMENT: Record number of inspectors hired to curb invasive species
BEMIDJI—With aquatic invasive species having infested 5 percent of Minnesota waters, the Department of Natural Resources is sending out more watercraft inspectors than ever to prevent further spreading. For the 2016 summer season, the DNR will set a record with more than 800...
May 31, 2016 - 9:27pm
April 14, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Inspections crucial in protecting our lakes
In response to the March 12 letter to the editor on boat inspections in our area lakes, I would like to offer the following. Aquatic invasive species are a clear and present threat to our lakes—just think of the infestations Mille Lac and Cass lakes. At this point in time, the...
April 14, 2016 - 2:20pm
March 28, 2016
No new confirmed aquatic invasive species in Great Lakes for 10 years
The first saltwater ship of the 2016 season is expected to enter the Twin Ports within the next week or two, likely to pick up some grain. But...
March 28, 2016 - 9:15am
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
December 5, 2015
West Winnie Boat landing open for the winter
BEMIDJI—The Chippewa National Forest has completed the majority of the work involved with the West Winnie Harbor Modification Project and the West Winnie boat landing is now open for use during the winter season, officials said. The area had been closed since late September....
December 5, 2015 - 4:26pm
July 21, 2015
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
TOWER, Minn. -- Spiny waterfleas have been confirmed in Lake Vermilion, one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. Anglers reported suspected spiny waterfleas to DNR staff and supplied a specimen to the DNR fisheries...
July 21, 2015 - 8:59am
June 23, 2015
AIS: Clean it up: Still too many contaminated boats coming into Beltrami County waters, officials say
BEMIDJI -- They don’t belong here, and getting rid of them is impossible. The threat of zebra mussels in Beltrami County, which led authorities...
June 23, 2015 - 7:06pm
June 2, 2015
Keeping an eye on AIS: Local lake associations install devices to help stop aquatic invasive species
BEMIDJI -- Two local lake associations in Beltrami County are doing whatever they can to prevent aquatic invasive species from tainting their...
June 2, 2015 - 7:14pm
May 23, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Divers found 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during a follow-up search earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The mussels were found outside of the area where the DNR had treated the lake last year as part of a series of...
May 23, 2015 - 3:29pm
April 20, 2015
Divers find no zebra mussels in Twin Cities lake after treatment
SHOREWOOD, Minn. -- Initial searches by divers indicate a three-step treatment of Christmas Lake in the western Twin Cities suburb of Shorewood for zebra mussels has been effective, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The dive, conducted inside and directly...
April 20, 2015 - 8:53pm
August 1, 2014
Snails cause closure of Lake Winnie campground harbor
CASS LAKE -- An invasive species has caused a seasonal harbor at the Lake Winnie Campground to close. According to the United States Forest Service, a large number of faucet snails were found at the West Winnie launch site, which prompted the closing. The faucet snail is...
August 1, 2014 - 3:51pm
July 24, 2014
Single zebra mussel confirmed in Green Lake near Spicer
SPICER, Minn. -- The one tiny zebra mussel that was found Monday on a dock on the southeast side of Green Lake isn’t much to look at. After being passed around a few times and stored in a baggie with a bit of water, the adult zebra mussel – most likely dead – was starting...
July 24, 2014 - 9:10am
July 11, 2014
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday that they are finding too many boaters who are not taking required steps to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species. The DNR reported watercraft inspectors working at public water access points this...
July 11, 2014 - 12:07am
June 27, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Becker County lake
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, Barry Stratton,...
June 27, 2014 - 12:21pm