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Wells Fargo offers to meet with Standing Rock Sioux before year-end
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
November 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Ice fishing season is just around the corner
The rifle deer season is over in the Bemidji area, so area anglers are waiting for the lakes to be covered with enough ice to go ice fishing. The grouse and small game seasons are still active and hunters can hunt deer with muzzleloaders beginning on Saturday. Some of the small ponds...
November 25, 2016 - 7:50am
November 14, 2016
DNR sets winter walleye regs for Upper Red Lake
RED LAKE—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will allow anglers in Upper Red Lake to keep three walleye, but only one of them may be longer than 17 inches. The regulations, effective Dec. 1, are the same that were in place during last winter's fishing...
November 14, 2016 - 5:18pm
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...
October 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
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