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Firefighters’ driver jailed in I-35W crash that killed 2
Farm Bureau to hold Beltrami County candidate forum next month
Minn. drowning victim ‘a talented mechanic with a huge heart’
BMS annual giving opportunity
AUTO RACING: Bemidji Speedway wraps up track championship season
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox beat St. Martin in Class C state tourney opener
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys second, girls fifth at Shocky Strand Invitational
GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji edges Pequot Lakes 4-3
BOYS SOCCER: Wet, wild home opener ends in 4-0 BHS win
Patricia Jane Blue
John Martin Bratrud
Madeline D. Boswell
Albert Franklin "Dix" Coffin
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
May 15, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Jigs and shiners have been the hot presentation for walleyes
It was a good fishing opener in the Bemidji area, with most accesses on the larger lakes full to the point of overflowing. Anglers were greeted at many accesses on opening weekend by Conservation Officers and/or Department of Natural Resources employees inspecting boats and taking...
May 15, 2015 - 9:41am
May 4, 2015
Gone Fishin': Duane, John Peterson and their business are Hall of Fame worthy
BEMIDJI—A few years ago, Duane and John Peterson celebrated the success of Northland Fishing Tackle by hosting a dinner for their friends...
May 4, 2015 - 9:26am
May 3, 2015
John Eggers column: Make your fishing opener memorable
The fishing opener never excited me when I was young. I mainly fished for crappies, sunfish and bullheads and the season never closed. I didn't realize that the fishing opener could be a memorable experience until I moved to Bemidji. Last year, the weather and water were cold....
May 3, 2015 - 12:10am
April 30, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
May is already here and the 2015 walleye opener is a little more than one week away. Estimates expect close to half a million anglers will be hitting the water as the season opens on May 9. One of the major concerns heading into this year’s opener is the low water levels on...
April 30, 2015 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spawning walleyes running steady into Cutfoot Sioux station
Many public accesses in the Bemidji area and across most of the North Country are low enough to potentially present some problems for anglers trying to launch their boats on the opener. Anglers with large boats on bunk-style trailers usually have the most difficulty with low water...
April 23, 2015 - 2:51pm
April 17, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Low water levels a concern as walleye opener approaches
The spring walleye season closed on the Rainy River on Tuesday. The season finished strong, with schools of large female walleyes from Lake of the Woods in the river and feeding. The bite peaking just as the season was closing. Anglers familiar with the Rainy River noticed how...
April 17, 2015 - 1:22pm
March 26, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
Cold temperatures have slowed down the melting process on the lakes. This has extended the ice fishing season at least one more weekend for those anglers who just can't get enough. There is still more than 26 inches of ice away from the shoreline on most lakes. The ice is soaking...
March 26, 2015 - 5:13pm
March 19, 2015
Second man pleads guilty to theft from fish houses
BEMIDJI -- The second of two Bemidji men charged with burglary from fish houses on Lake Bemidji has plead guilty in Beltrami County District Court. Ryan Gregerson, 26, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary on March 12. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison...
March 19, 2015 - 6:36pm
March 16, 2015
Bemidji man pleads guilty to theft from fish houses
BEMIDJI -- One of two men accused of burglarizing fish houses on Lake Bemidji has pleaded guilty to felony burglary and drug possession in Beltrami County District Court. Zachary Glime, 26, of Bemidji pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and fifth-degree possession of a controlled...
March 16, 2015 - 5:22pm
March 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish are changing locations as spring approaches
Lakes in the Bemidji area have been in meltdown mode this past week, with the arrival of much warmer temperatures across Minnesota. There is still a lot of ice away from the shoreline, so the critical part of extending the ice fishing season is how well the accesses are holding...
March 13, 2015 - 9:21am
March 5, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
It has been an unusual winter in the Bemidji area. The winter got off to an early start in November, with anglers able to get on the lakes more than a week earlier than most years. The amount of snow so far this winter has been minimal, with good ice conditions all winter. Anglers...
March 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
February 27, 2015
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Duane Peterson and Northland Fishing Tackle of Bemidji are among the 2015 inductees into the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota. They will be...
February 27, 2015 - 1:40pm
February 19, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Poutin’ time: 35th annual Eelpout Festival starts Friday
The 35th annual Eelpout Festival begins Friday on Walker Bay of Leech Lake and runs through Sunday. The festivities are headquartered in City Park in Walker, but the huge number of participants spills over into the motels and restaurants in Bemidji and other surrounding communities....
February 19, 2015 - 2:37pm
February 16, 2015
A cold Classic: More than 300 take part in Knife River Hardwater Classic
More than 300 anglers registered on a very frigid day, with 16 fishing out in the open, during the annual Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic...
February 16, 2015 - 11:34am
February 10, 2015
Alleged fish poachers cleared of charges: Appeals court rules in band members' favor
ST. PAUL -- Four Bemidji area men accused of poaching fish on tribal lands between 2009 to 2011 were cleared of charges in federal appeals court Tuesday. A total of 10 men were indicted on felony charges of transportation, sale and purchase of fish taken in violation of tribal...
February 10, 2015 - 7:44pm