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Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Anita "Neen" R. Lilliquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
Angela Jean Gross
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
May 23, 2016
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Chad Newman caught this crappie on Lake Irving. It was 13 and 3/4 inches long. Send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer and we will publish...
May 23, 2016 - 11:29am
May 19, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
The 2016 Minnesota Fishing Opener was about as cold and windy as most anglers could stand. Sunday was considerably better heat wise, but the wind was still plenty strong from a slightly different direction. Surface water temperatures were as high as 62 degrees in some lakes less than...
May 19, 2016 - 10:50pm
May 16, 2016
FISH TALES: Kuzel brothers on Cass Lake
With fishing season here, you can send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer and we will publish them online in our new Fish Tales section...
May 16, 2016 - 11:10am
May 11, 2016
McGregor anglers to host Gov. Dayton on Saturday's fishing opener
ST. PAUL—McGregor residents and anglers Bob Staska and Glenn Lane will host Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, respectively, at the...
May 11, 2016 - 7:16pm
FISH TALES: Send us your fishing photos
With fishing season here, you can send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer and we will publish them online in our new Fish Tales section and...
May 11, 2016 - 12:56pm
April 15, 2016
Area river reaches closed to fishing until May 14 opener
BEMIDJI—A number of river reaches in Beltrami and Clearwater counties will be closed to fishing until the 2016 fishing opener May 14, officials said Friday. All closures will be in effect Monday through May 13 and are necessary to protect concentrations of spawning walleye,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:43pm
DNR to hold meeting on Rabideau Lake
BLACKDUCK -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC Camp) Education Building, to discuss the management plan for Rabideau Lake.Located six miles south of Blackduck,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:13pm
OUTDOORS: Stream trout season opens; KOC Walleye Classic filled
BEMIDJI—Minnesota's stream trout season opens this Saturday, April 16, and with warmer temperatures forecast for this weekend, anglers should find good conditions and excellent fishing across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In 2015, 106,463...
April 15, 2016 - 11:02am
March 26, 2016
BSU students to compete at national fishing tournament
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. -- A pair of Bemidji State students will compete at the second annual FLW College Fishing Open at Kentucky Lake. Thor and Mitchell Swanson, both of Blaine, will represent BSU at the event, which runs April 1-2. The tournament, which is hosted by the Kentucky Lake...
March 26, 2016 - 10:31pm
March 21, 2016
UPDATED: Catch and release only for Mille Lacs walleye this summer, DNR announces
Anglers looking for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake must use artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught during this year's summer...
March 21, 2016 - 5:22pm
February 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's time to set your sights on panfish
The winter fishing season closes at midnight Sunday for walleyes, northern pike, sauger, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass on the inland waters of Minnesota. This is a leap year, so the 2015-16 Minnesota fishing licenses last through Feb. 29, with anglers needing to purchase new...
February 25, 2016 - 8:07pm
February 2, 2016
Tribal protesters plead not guilty to illegal fish, rice harvest
BRAINERD — Four Ojibwe tribe members plead not guilty Monday in Crow Wing County District Court to charges of gathering wild rice and gillnetting without permits during a treaty rights protest last summer. In August 2015, a group of tribe members from across Minnesota gathered at...
February 2, 2016 - 10:36am
January 19, 2016
UPDATED: One dead, one hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning in fish house
WALKER -- A 34-year-old Akeley man died and another man is in a Twin Cities hospital after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in an ice fishing house on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a call at 4:37 p.m. Sunday of a medical emergency at...
January 19, 2016 - 10:39am
January 15, 2016
DNR releases Leech Lake 5-year management plan
ST. PAUL—A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released, the Department of Natural Resources said earlier this week. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as...
January 15, 2016 - 9:47am
December 14, 2015
UPDATED: Nearly 50 people rescued after ice sheets break away on Upper Red Lake
UPPER RED LAKE -- Witnesses say it happened in about five minutes, too quickly for anyone to do anything about it. They say it has happened before...
December 14, 2015 - 5:58pm