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Musical program set for Nov. 4 at Library
HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform
UPDATED: Watch: Scuffling, bonfires mark early stages of confrontation between officers, pipeline protesters
A mini-Minion: City holds annual Bark ‘N’ Boo event at Nymore Dog Park
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers learned lots from sweep at North Dakota
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys repeat as Section 8AA champs, Hamrin headed back too
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU bracing for physical series with UND
TENNIS: BHS junior Kelm still alive in Class AA singles consolation bracket
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Blackduck, K-N, CL-B lose in 8A playoffs
Helen Elizabeth Tindell
Monte T. Olson
Monte T. Olson
Danielle Taylor Rivera
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
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
NELSON COLUMN: Mild weather keeps anglers on the water
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
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
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
October 9, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Location is key for fall fishing success
It would be hard to complain about the length of summer this year in the Bemidji area. Many areas just got their first killing frost of the fall in the second week of October. Surface water temperatures in the lakes continue to drop slowly, with most lakes in the mid 50s. This...
October 9, 2015 - 10:00am
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 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 3, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Angling stays hot, like the weather
BEMIDJI -- It is unusual to have one of the hottest weeks of the summer this late in the season. The hot weather is leading right into Labor Day weekend, which should make this a busy ending to the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures in the lakes...
September 3, 2015 - 2:46pm
August 27, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
We are losing almost three minutes of daylight every day, as the days grow shorter with fall approaching. The later the sun gets up, the more noticeable it becomes, especially for those who are accustomed to getting up early. The roller coaster weather continues, with cold temperatures...
August 27, 2015 - 4:04pm
August 18, 2015
Fundraiser set for Native American fishing initiative
BEMIDJI -- Tribal Fishing Adventures Inc. will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the American Indian Resource Center on the BSU campus. Tribal Fishing Adventures Inc. is based in Moorhead and Naytahwaush and is run by brothers Bryant and Dustin Swenson. The...
August 18, 2015 - 3:29pm
August 6, 2015
Cal Matfield, 7, fishes off a dock on Lake Bemidji with his grandmother Linda Wagner. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
August 6, 2015 - 4:42pm
July 31, 2015
A bad day fishing is still a good day on the lake: Lake Bemidji State Park hosts a fishing program for kids
BEMIDJI -- Ella Holm puckered her lips, winced and leaned in toward the squirming creature. An inch away, she stopped. “Can I just blow...
July 31, 2015 - 7:52pm
July 9, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water clarity, temperature big factors in success
BEMIDJI -- The month with the warmest average temperatures in the Bemidji area is July, followed by August as the second warmest month of the year. The first high temperatures in the 80’s this summer have helped push the surface water temperatures in the lakes into the mid 70s. The...
July 9, 2015 - 6:23pm
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 27, 2015
Gone fishin': Fishing Has No Boundaries event celebrates 27th year
BEMIDJI—A day of fishing on the lake is more valuable to some people than to others. For many of the 83 disabled anglers who fished...
June 27, 2015 - 3:51pm
June 25, 2015
Final two men cleared in 'Operation Squarehook' fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS—Federal indictments against the last two of 10 men accused of fish poaching on area tribal waters in 2010 have been dismissed in U.S. District Court. All 10 area men arrested in the case have had the charges dismissed. In 2010, the Minnesota Department of Natural...
June 25, 2015 - 5:42pm
June 13, 2015
Experience counts: Winning team nets 19.88 pounds at Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic
BEMIDJI -- Experience on Lake Bemidji proved valuable Saturday with a tricky wind stumping a lot of nonlocal anglers at the Kraus-Anderson Walleye...
June 13, 2015 - 7:48pm
June 11, 2015
Second man sentenced for fish house thefts
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man connected to thefts from fish houses in February was sentenced to jail time in Beltrami County District Court. Ryan...
June 11, 2015 - 5:25pm
June 10, 2015
Classic times on the lakes: Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic back for 15th year on Lake Bemidji, Lake Irving
BEMIDJI -- The Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic returns to the Bemidji area Saturday as 100 two-person teams will fish for walleyes and prizes on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. “Bob Fitzgerald started the tournament 15 years ago,” said Tracy Pogue, director of business development...
June 10, 2015 - 7:01pm