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Bear sightings increase slightly this spring: Dry conditions may force them to roam farther for food
Cleaning up Cameron Park
Three Bemidji men sentenced for BB gun drive-bys
Cass Lake man enters guilty plea in Wilton home invasion
Emotional victory: Bemidji rallies to beat Moorhead in section tournament
AREA BASEBALL: Blackduck, Bagley advance in Section 8A
GOLF: Boys and girls both fourth after first day of sections
Minnesota Twins to honor Zach Schaubhut before tonight's game against Boston
RACING: Bemidji Speedway season begins with fanfare, excitement
Frederick K. Bruun
Robert "Bob" Dodge
James A. Erickson
Kathryn "Kay" Magnuson
John Eggers: What can we learn from obituaries?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Petunias can be plentiful at any time of the year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: After wet and cold week, fishing conditions should improve
John Eggers: A final exam for the graduates
Blane Klemek: The orchestra of springtime in the bird world
Playhouse powerhouse: 2015 marks final season for Paul Bunyan Playhouse artistic director Zach Curtis
Pioneer Previews: A gala of support for BSU
Art briefs - Sunday March 24
Monroe Crossing to perform in Little Falls
Pioneer Previews: Music and 'Murder on the Nile' fill up the week
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
'Are you looking at me?'
Voges birthday celebration
Moen birthday celebration
Davis 80th birthday celebration
Johnson -Kelm engagement
Susan Stamper Brown: The Left’s dumb and dumber wars
Dick Polman: How to cull the Republican herd
Rich Lowry: The rail fantasy
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The tough questions
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jail decisions based on sound finances
September 12, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- Zebra mussels have been found and confirmed in Cass Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A citizen discovered the zebra mussels earlier this week while collecting shells on the beach on the southeast corner of Cedar Island, according to...
news / local
September 12, 2014 - 12:40pm
March 28, 2014
One in five Minnesota boaters broke invasive species law in 2013
ST. PAUL — The number of Minnesota boaters who violated state regulations on transporting invasive species dropped in 2013 compared to 2012, but one in five boaters who were checked still violated state law. That was the report Friday from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,...
outdoors / fishing
March 28, 2014 - 11:49pm
October 22, 2013
Crews install 2nd of 9 Asian carp barriers
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. The steel gates are part of a $16 million improvement project aimed at preventing...
news / region
October 22, 2013 - 9:17am
September 20, 2013
Congress poised to close Mspi River lock in Mpls.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Momentum is building in Congress to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis to protect Minnesota's northern waters from invasive Asian carp. A U.S. House panel decided Thursday to incorporate the lock closure into legislation funding...
news / region
September 20, 2013 - 3:37pm
September 18, 2013
Minnesota groups seek new ways to combat zebra mussels
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Some municipalities and lake associations that have grown frustrated by Minnesota's lack of progress in combating aquatic invasive species are backing research into finding more permanent ways of stopping the pests. Among them is the Gull Chain of...
outdoors / environment
September 18, 2013 - 11:51am
August 22, 2013
Dead silver carp found on dam near Winona
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Experts say the discovery of a dead Asian carp near Winona confirms the invasive fish are using their leaping ability to attempt to overcome barriers. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the carcass of a silver carp was found recently...
news / region
August 22, 2013 - 1:42pm
May 3, 2013
Trouble is around the corner
BEMIDJI — Zebra mussels and faucet snails have found their way to Lake Winnibigoshish. Areas of Leech Lake are infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Faucet snails also are established in First and Second Crow Wing lakes in Hubbard County. Spiny water fleas have become a problem...
May 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
April 4, 2013
Minnesota may be relatively free of invading Asian carp
ST. PAUL - A new study shows it now appears large numbers of Asian carp are not in Minnesota. A technique that found indications of tiny amounts of Asian carp DNA had appeared to indicate the invasive species could be in the state’s streams. The new report released today, called...
news / region
April 4, 2013 - 10:53am
February 21, 2013
Carp fighters hook invasion solutions
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater. Organizations at a Wednesday Asian carp summit hosted by Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed they would try to convince boaters...
February 21, 2013 - 2:10am
Minnesota DNR: Partnering to fight spread of aquatic invasive species
Last year there were 5 million boat launches in Minnesota. There were two zebra mussel veligers discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish this past summer. My point: there are countless opportunities for aquatic invasive species to enter a lake, but once there, it doesn’t take many to...
outdoors / fishing
February 21, 2013 - 1:53am
October 25, 2012
Zebra mussel eradication effort fails
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — An effort to kill zebra mussels discovered in Lake Irene and Rose Lake was unsuccessful, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last fall, DNR biologists investigated two separate cases where boat lifts used in zebra mussel infested lakes...
October 25, 2012 - 10:46pm