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Despite bone discovery, Cramer says tour should give Corps confidence to issue final easement
Mills goes deeper into own pockets for 8th District race
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Faith briefs - Oct. 21
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AUTO RACING: Leeper named Rookie of the Year
PREP FOOTBALL: Bemidji to take on Moorhead in first round, other area playoff pairings announced
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Forwards stepping up for Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: Tough matchup awaits Beavers in Grand Forks
Trap shooting team holds on to first
Kenneth Gergen Linnum
Monte T. Olson
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
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Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
PATT RALL COLUMN: October brings us the Cruise and plenty to do
Studio Cruise 2016 artists
'Cruise' on over" Annual Studio Cruise arts tour has largest event yet
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
Deer hunters encouraged to buy licenses early
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Johnson anniversary celebration
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First-time champions: BHS boys soccer wins section title
October 20, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
BEMIDJI—Lakes in the Bemidji area cooled a little slower this past week, with most lakes still having surface water temperatures around 50 degrees. This gives the lakes about 10 more degrees to cool before the lakes are ready to freeze. The water under the ice during the winter...
23 hours 26 min ago
October 14, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: The bite picks up later in the day
Lakes in the Bemidji area enter the second half of October with surface water temperatures falling through the 50-degree mark. Water temperatures reflect the average air temperatures, so the lakes cool down closely in sync with soil temperatures in the ground. Water becomes progressively...
October 14, 2016 - 9:24am
October 6, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fall cool down continues on area waters
The fall cool down in the Bemidji area lakes continues as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. Most of the local lakes now have surface water temperatures in the mid-50s, so the lakes have about 15 more degrees to cool before the lakes are ready to begin freezing. The "cold...
October 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
September 16, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
The September full moon is today. There should be a few extra boats on area lakes at night this weekend, with anglers fishing for big walleyes or trophy muskies. The September and October full moon periods are considered two of the best opportunities of the year for catching big...
September 16, 2016 - 10:25am
September 15, 2016
Red swamp crayfish confirmed in Minnesota lake
ST. PAUL -- Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake in Clay County in northwest Minnesota. It is the first time the invasive species have been confirmed in a Minnesota lake, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The live specimens have been removed and DNR...
September 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
There’s only one more weekend in August, with Labor Day always set for the first Monday in September. Summer managed to kick out two more hot and windy days with highs in the 80s this past week, which kept surface water temperatures in the lakes in the low to mid 70s. The surface...
August 25, 2016 - 10:35pm
August 17, 2016
Tribes considering legal options over Mille Lacs walleye quotas
Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to keep Lake Mille Lacs open to catch-and-release walleye fishing after surpassing an agreed-upon harvest quota could...
August 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
August 9, 2016
Walleye quota reached on Mille Lacs, but catch-and-release season will stay open
The most recent Mille Lacs Lake walleye harvest estimate indicates that anglers have surpassed the state's 2016 walleye quota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state, however, will not close the catch-and-release walleye season at this time, DNR officials...
August 9, 2016 - 2:08pm
August 4, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Where and how to catch walleyes
Anglers are finding walleyes in many lakes have moved back into less than 15 feet of water as surface water temperatures in the lakes reach the upper 70s. Walleyes like to feed on a mixture of prey whenever possible. Most walleyes in the Bemidji area have perch as a staple in their...
August 4, 2016 - 5:23pm
July 28, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water temperatures reaching peak
The Bemidji area is in the middle of the hottest part of the summer, with highs in the 80s still prominent in the extended forecast. The historical average temperatures in the Bemidji area indicate the warmest part of the year is usually between the middle of July and the middle of...
July 28, 2016 - 11:06pm
July 25, 2016
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan’s great Tazin Lake...
July 25, 2016 - 4:58pm
July 22, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
This is a good time to be on the lakes if you want to catch a muskie. The first real hot weather of the summer usually triggers an algae bloom in the lakes and provides anglers with a short window of opportunity while muskies adjust to the sudden drop in water clarity. Surface lures...
July 22, 2016 - 11:26am
July 6, 2016
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
Lyla Glinsek caught her first walleye, at 25 inches, over the Fourth of July weekend on an area lake. She was fishing with her uncle, Tony Collyard,...
July 6, 2016 - 4:33pm
June 22, 2016
COMMUNITY: Fishing Has No Boundaries hits 25-year mark: Events will be held Saturday-Sunday
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Fishing Has No Boundaries committee is in the final stages of preparing for this weekend’s events. And they are...
June 22, 2016 - 6:52pm
June 20, 2016
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Kaleb Olson, 5, caught a 27 inch walleye on a bobber on a lake north of Bemidji on Memorial Day weekend. Send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer...
June 20, 2016 - 11:50am