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Rollin' and rockin' down the River Road
Pioneer Previews: Fall into fall with the arts
Dylan to play Minneapolis in November
Roholts, Ralls to be honored as Friends of the Arts
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A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Saturday Morning Forecast Discussion
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
Relay For Life raises $101,000
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Setting the record straight on feral animals
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February 5, 2014
No silver bullet in solving lead ammo, tackle debate
BEMIDJI -- If you deer hunt, your bullets may be finding their way into more bodies than you realize. The hot topic at a Minnesota...
February 5, 2014 - 7:06pm
November 26, 2013
Charges dismissed against 5 in fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said treaties with the Chippewa Indians protect their rights...
November 26, 2013 - 1:44pm
August 8, 2013
Reeling it in: 54-inch muskie caught by kids
BEMIDJI -- Two local youths didn't know when they headed out with their fishing poles Wednesday morning what was in store for them. Ethan Kesler, 12, and his friend Joshua Bitz, 14, both of Bemidji, brought in what they said was a 54 inch muskie (about 4 ½ feet) from the Mississippi...
news / local
August 8, 2013 - 6:14pm
July 29, 2013
Fishing camp teaches baiting, casting and respect
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Cottage Grove is offering a class that, arguably, teaches children how to be true Minnesotans -- by fishing. The...
outdoors / fishing
July 29, 2013 - 9:09am
June 27, 2013
DNR to step up boat patrol for weekend
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will step up patrol for impaired boaters Friday through Sunday, according to a press release from the DNR. “Operation Dry Water,” a national weekend of boating while intoxicated education and enforcement, is directed toward...
outdoors / fishing
June 27, 2013 - 2:50pm
June 5, 2013
Hundreds of dead carp reported at N.D. dam
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A European or Asian fish virus may be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of carp in the waters behind Jamestown Dam, according to Gene van Eeckhout, fisheries biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Carp are not considered a game fish and...
news / region
June 5, 2013 - 8:51am
May 16, 2013
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's fight to stop the spread of invasive Asian carp is going high tech. Scientists launched a new underwater spying campaign this week. They plan to implant 120 ordinary local fish with transmitters to track their movements and gain knowledge...
news / region
May 16, 2013 - 12:27pm
May 3, 2013
Officials make plans for 27th annual event
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing officials are already making plans for the 27th annual volunteer event which will be June 12. As has been the custom, area guides will volunteer their services while other volunteers will help by cooking a walleye dinner, monitoring...
May 3, 2013 - 7:52pm
Cass Lake has been steady producer
CASS LAKE — A consistent fishery is always appreciated by the Bemidji area angler and Cass Lake has been a consistent walleye producer for at least 20 years. “The walleye population on Cass Lake has been stable a long time,” said Bemidji Area DNR Fisheries Large Lake Specialist...
May 3, 2013 - 7:51pm
Fishing gets better and better
RED LAKE — The recovery of the walleyes on Upper Red Lake has been a true success story and the news just keeps getting better and better. Last fall Bemidji Area DNR Fisheries officials surveyed Upper Red and were impressed by what the found. “Our gill net catches were 60.8...
May 3, 2013 - 7:49pm
Area anglers enjoy competing in summer tournaments
BEMIDJI — Tournament fishing continues to grow in popularity and Bemidji area anglers who want to test themselves in a competitive setting will have many opportunities this summer. It won’t take long for the tournament scene to begin as the annual Bemidji Eagles Gary Newell...
May 3, 2013 - 7:47pm
Consistent action attracts anglers early in the season
BLACKDUCK — The early season walleye fishing on Blackduck Lake can be memorable but, if your goal is to claim a spot all to yourself, you may want to consider heading somewhere else. “Blackduck tends to be a good lake for the opener and there are good catch rates for the first...
May 3, 2013 - 7:41pm
Trouble is around the corner
BEMIDJI — Zebra mussels and faucet snails have found their way to Lake Winnibigoshish. Areas of Leech Lake are infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Faucet snails also are established in First and Second Crow Wing lakes in Hubbard County. Spiny water fleas have become a problem...
May 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
Satisfying all year long: Lake Bemidji is able to withstand constant pressure of summer and winter fishing
BEMIDJI — Lake Bemidji is a body of water that satisfies area anglers all year long. The lake has a reputation of being generous to the walleye, perch, muskie and northern pike anglers during the open-water months. And, as soon as the surface is covered with ice, the fishermen...
May 3, 2013 - 7:37pm
April 10, 2013
10 accused of poaching, marketing hundreds of thousands of dollars of walleye from Red Lake, Leech Lake reservations
MINNEAPOLIS – Federal prosecutors have filed indictments against 10 people accused with illegally poaching and marketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in walleye and other protected fish on the Red Lake and Leech Lake Indian reservations. The four indictments charge each of the...
news / local
April 10, 2013 - 1:47pm