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Area Halloween, fall festival events scheduled
TOURISM: Visit Bemidji turns the webpage
Trump bests Clinton at BHS: More than 1,000 students take part in mock vote
Crime report for Oct. 25
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
October 1, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Walleye bite should be picking up
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue to cool down, with most lakes now having surface water temperatures around 60 degrees. Much of the Bemidji area received their first frost of the season earlier this week, which is really late in the fall for this far north. The walleye bite...
October 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
September 29, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Some successes, and failures, for the 2015 season
Every year of gardening has different successes and failures. These tend to be related to choices in what to plant, the care they are given, the amount of rain we receive, and the timing of frosts, plantings and harvesting. Here is a brief summary of some of my personal successes,...
September 29, 2015 - 5:18pm
September 24, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fall migrations can be simple or complex
Fall officially arrived on the calendar this week, but there is still no sign of frost in the extended forecast, which calls for another nice weekend and unseasonably mild temperatures to continue into next week. Surface water temperatures have been holding in the mid 60s in most...
September 24, 2015 - 2:12pm
September 17, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Lakes continue to cool slowly
Another warm week in the Bemidji area has kept the surface water temperatures in the lakes hovering around the 70 degree mark, which is not typical for the third week in September. There is still no frost in the extended forecast for the Bemidji area, so the lakes will continue...
September 17, 2015 - 5:44pm
September 15, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden hits and misses for 2015
As the garden season starts to wind down to a close, it’s time for us to take stock of what worked and what didn’t for this year. I like to make note of what might work better and what I really liked. I even take photos as reminders to myself for next year. Here are a few...
September 15, 2015 - 7:12pm
September 13, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Step up and 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'
A few weeks ago I went for a very long walk. I had in earbuds and was listening to a book on my iPhone (free audio downloads courtesy of the Bemidji Public Library). Because I was so engaged in the story, I didn't turn where I normally turn and my walk became much longer than normal....
September 13, 2015 - 1:01am
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
July 21, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
If you raise strawberries, especially June bearing varieties, now is the time to get those beds ready for next year. A little work now will help insure a bumper crop next year and help prevent some of the problems with disease and winter kill. The goal for next year is to get...
July 21, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 20, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: The forest and the trees: Bemidji is growing
Observing non-Minnesota license plates in Bemidji is nothing new. As a tourist draw and college town, Bemidji brings in visitors from all over...
July 20, 2015 - 10:52pm
July 14, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Use care when using chemicals
This spring, a woman told me of driving past a large property being sprayed for turf weeds with a tractor and pull behind sprayer. It was a windy day and the chemicals drifted across the roadway, entering her car. It caused her considerable respiratory distress. Another woman...
July 14, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 2, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moon phase means the walleyes are biting at night
Bemidji is one of the premier fishing destinations for anglers from all over the country.
July 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
June 29, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: At home on the water
Two events returned to Lake Bemidji. One was expected; the other a bit of a surprise. Both events, however, say a lot about Bemidji and our...
June 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
June 28, 2015
First Friday, fireworks and fun on tap
A big "Welcome" to the visitors to Bemidji for the Fourth of July celebration and the Water Carnival. Start the week off with a 2 p.m. concert...
June 28, 2015 - 12:36am