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Family friendly activities on New Year’s Eve in downtown Bemidji
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Polars outrace Bemidji
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One-sided victory great start to holidays
Success at the Big Bear: Bemidji’s Brian Maas takes 113 crown; Kade Johnson captures 182-pound title
Men's basketball: BSU crushes Crookston 103-61
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Paul Nelson: Dangerous ice conditions continue to pose problems for Bemidji area anlgers
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Stanley Crouch: De Blasio, Christie and our children
Letter: Insurers are the ones making big profits
Letter: Christmas ‘angel’ spreading cheer in Bemidji
Jim Hightower: A ploy to dilute the Democratic party’s message
Diana West: Keeping holiday voices with us
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
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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