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Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84
Last day for lake trout: Season closes in Apostle Islands area as quota reached
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Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
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Anna "Ann" Prince
William J. Sliney
Edith M. Allen
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Just how much is $1 billion?
Library Corner column: Library offers up something for all ages
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
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Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
Around the Arts, August 13
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing the Democratic party back to its roots
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A far cry from the quest for equality
Incontinence shouldn't block people from seeking medical help
Letter to the Editor: Racism isn't somewhere else or in the past
January 6, 2017
DNR announces new angling regulations
ST. PAUL—Trout anglers have all the more reason to visit Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston and Spring Valley in southeastern Minnesota thanks to a change that effectively allows trout fishing all year long in these cities.
January 6, 2017 - 10:27am
September 23, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Fall cooldown continues for peak fishing
The fall cool down continues in the Bemidji area, with surface water temperatures in most lakes dropping to the low to mid 60s. The peak fall fishing is upon us, so the time is now to get out on the lakes. Many areas in Northern Minnesota were hit by frost for the first time in the...
September 23, 2016 - 9:54am
September 2, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Bemidji should be busy for one last summer weekend
Labor Day Weekend is the last big weekend of the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. If the weather cooperates, the lakes should be extra busy for one last weekend of summer. The warm late summer weather held through another week, with surface water temperatures in most lakes...
September 2, 2016 - 11:15am
June 9, 2016
FISHING: Anglers can keep 4 walleye on Upper Red Lake starting June 15
RED LAKE—Anglers on Upper Red Lake will be allowed to keep an additional walleye in their daily bag limit starting Wednesday, June 15, according to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources release. The current three-fish bag limit, in place last winter and through the 2016...
June 9, 2016 - 5:57pm
April 15, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Spring has finally arrived in Bemidji
Spring has finally arrived in the Bemidji area. The extended forecast is predicting much warmer temperatures during the day and temperatures staying above freezing at night for the foreseeable future. The best walleye fishing of the spring in the Rainy River happened the last few...
April 15, 2016 - 10:12am
February 5, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Lake of the Woods producing good walleye bite
The Bemidji area dodged another snowstorm this week that hit southern Minnesota, but there may be another chance for measurable snow this weekend. Access to most lakes close to Bemidji is good, with only a few inches of snow cover on the ice. There tends to be more snow cover on lakes...
February 5, 2016 - 9:49am
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
April 2, 2015
OUTDOORS: Walleye harvest approaches quotas on Red Lake
Anglers on Upper Red Lake likely will face continued conservative regulations this spring as fisheries managers look to rein in a walleye harvest that is beginning to creep past target levels on Minnesota's 48,000-acre portion of the lake. According to Henry Drewes, regional fisheries...
April 2, 2015 - 4:51pm
February 27, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Cold temperatures and little snow cover have had lakes in the Bemidji area making ice at a time when the ice should be beginning to melt. The ice is thick enough on most lakes to make an auger extension a good idea. Anglers want to avoid having to bottom out their augers trying to...
February 27, 2015 - 1:41pm
February 13, 2015
Outdoors notebook for Feb. 13
DNR offers lake service provider training PARK RAPIDS -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering a series of lake service provider trainings to help curb the spread of aquatic invasive species. There are 25 more training sessions statewide, most in the next three...
February 13, 2015 - 8:47am
Fishing: Braten, Swenson team for Cabela's MWC championship
CASS LAKE -- Jay Braaten of Blackduck and Dan Swenson of Deer River combined to win the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit tournament Friday and Saturday on the Cass Lake Chain. Each day the anglers brought a 15 pound, 9 ounce weight to the podium and their 31-2 combined weight edged...
September 13, 2014 - 9:38pm
May 23, 2014
DNR proposes to open trout lakes during winter
BEMIDJI — Opening trout lakes in Beltrami, Hubbard, Cass, Crow Wing and Becker counties to winter fishing is among several rule changes proposed by the Minnesota DNR officials and the public is invited to give their opinions. The only lake in Beltrami County that would be affected...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
May 14, 2014
Dressed for the weather
Fishermen dressed for the weather on Tuesday, as they saw a mix of drizzle, hard rainfall, sun and then more rain. We can expect for of the same...
May 14, 2014 - 12:04am
May 12, 2014
State fighting spread of aquatic invasive species
Fishing opener marks the beginning of the busy season on many of Minnesota's lakes. Soon, families will be enjoying the lakes we are so well known for. The problem is that many of those folks bring something else along for the ride when they load up their boats back onto their trailers. Aquatic...
May 12, 2014 - 3:56pm
May 10, 2014
That time of year: 2014 Fishing Opener (photo gallery)
The Mississippi River inlet to Lake Bemidji was a beautiful spot to watch the sunrise Saturday as the 2014 fishing season got underway with the...
May 10, 2014 - 6:29pm