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January 6, 2017
Jon Blessing zips across Grace Lake in November of 2014 in this Pioneer file photo.
Bemidji ice boat owner rarely can sail but holds out hope for a 'magic year'
January 6, 2017 - 7:50pm
Pioneer file photo
Post office asks property owners to keep walkways, mailboxes clear
January 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
December 19, 2016
Chase Schmitt floods the rink at Bemidji City Park on Monday afternoon in Bemidji. The outdoor rinks, at City Park and in Nymore, will officially open on Wednesday. Rinks and warming houses will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and school vacation days. On Monday through Friday, they will be open from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Concessions will also be available at City Park during warming house hours.
Nice ice! Outdoor rinks open Wednesday
December 19, 2016 - 4:33pm
December 18, 2016
Open water remains following near the mouth of the Mississippi River on Lake Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Advice for thin ice: Safety officials offer tips to avoid taking a plunge
December 18, 2016 - 9:04am
December 8, 2016
Sean Kaneski, of Pequot Lakes, enjoys water skiing late in the year Friday, Dec. 2, on Sibley Lake. The air temperature was 28 degrees, while the water was 34 degrees. (Submitted photo) play button
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
December 8, 2016 - 9:48pm
December 2, 2016
A beaver swims in shallow water on the west side of Lake Bemidji on Friday afternoon. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Late ice for the lakes: As with last year, ice-in on area waters is later than usual
December 2, 2016 - 6:09pm
Vehicles are parked along the shoreline of Lake Bemidji near Chet Anderson Stadium on the BSU campus. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)play button
'They think we're crazy': For some BSU students, Lake Bemidji is the parking lot (w/video)
February 2, 2016 - 9:43am
January 5, 2016
Man’s body found under ice near Minneapolis lakes
January 5, 2016 - 10:35am
January 2, 2016
Steven Peterson took this photo of a deer that he rescued from the Kettle River on Monday. He said that he waited with the deer for some time after pulling it from the frigid water, and it appeared to have no serious injuries. (Steven Peterson photo)play button
Duluth man rescues ice-covered deer from river; video goes viral
January 2, 2016 - 5:23pm
December 21, 2015
Steve Bardolph watches a rotating ice disc at the outlet of the Nokasippi River as it flows into Upper South Long Lake south of Brainerd Monday. Lake residents noticed the rotating floating ice disc this weekend and have been alerting each other through the lake association website. (Steve Kohls | Forum News Service)play button
VIDEO: Spinning ice circle phenomenon provides a draw near Brainerd
December 21, 2015 - 9:58pm
December 14, 2015
Devin Rennemo followed by Steve Geerdes, both of Kelliher Fire and Rescue, drive off Upper Red Lake after rescue efforts were complete on Monday near Roger's Resort. Nearly 50 people were stranded after several sheets of ice broke up on the lake stranding them with their ice houses. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
UPDATED: Nearly 50 people rescued after ice sheets break away on Upper Red Lake
December 14, 2015 - 5:58pm
November 30, 2015
Layers of thin ice pile up on the shore of Lake Bemidji on Monday morning near Diamond Point Park. The National Weather Service predicted highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s, with a few inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Ice is inching along: A December freeze for Lake Bemidji is now the norm
November 30, 2015 - 7:54pm
January 20, 2015
This 2014 Ford Focus broke through the ice on Upper St. Croix Lake near Solon Springs on Monday morning. The two men inside escaped, but were arrested for breaking in to several ice shacks. (Photo courtesy of Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
Two Wisconsin men rescued after breaking through the ice, only to be arrested for break-ins
January 20, 2015 - 3:49pm
November 28, 2014
Man dies after breaking through lake ice in Aitkin County
November 28, 2014 - 6:33pm
December 16, 2013
Man rescued after ATV plunges through ice in Kandiyohi County
December 16, 2013 - 9:51am