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Euphonium Recital to benefit new Casavant organ
Trump's 100 days in office: A blizzard of controversy, conflict, and political friction
'Fox & Friends' anchor named State Department spokesperson
Voter night out at Rail River
China calls for restraint as U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters
SPORTS: Weather wipes out slate of events
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Karen Ann Bryngelson
George "AJ" Raymond Goff, Jr.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
First Friday Fest at Rail River
Regional author publishes book
First Friday at Gallery North
Todd Oliver & Friends show April 29
Poem in Your Pocket Day event
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
March 30, 2017
Ice deteriorating rapidly in area: Agencies respond to anglers, equipment going through the ice
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to stay off area lakes after emergency crews have recently responded to...
March 30, 2017 - 5:37pm
March 17, 2017
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
It's unusual for lakes in the Bemidji area to be making ice in the second week of March, but that's is exactly what happened this past week....
March 17, 2017 - 10:00am
February 21, 2017
UPDATED: Officials warn of unsafe ice conditions
BEMIDJI -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto ice...
February 21, 2017 - 5:09pm
February 16, 2017
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
Temperatures have moderated again in the Bemidji area, with another meltdown on the lakes in progress. As long as temperatures remain below...
February 16, 2017 - 3:31pm
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
December 11, 2015
DNR warns of thin ice on lakes
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and...
December 11, 2015 - 9:42am
State stresses water safety despite low amoeba infection risk
BEMIDJI—The recent death of a Minnesota teen infected after swimming in a lake is under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health, however, officials say the statewide risk for more cases is low. Hunter Boutain, 14, died from a brain infection Thursday at the University...
July 11, 2015 - 2:12pm
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes: Lake Kabetogama showed highest level of x-ray chemical
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 2, 2015 - 7:19pm
March 28, 2015
Lake service provider training on April 8
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota DNR will offer a lake service provider training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 8 at Best Western, 2420 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. The training will be part of the Congress of Minnesota Resorts spring meeting. In an effort to help prevent the spread of aquatic...
March 28, 2015 - 3:58pm
February 12, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Productive ice fishing season coming to a close
The Bemidji area received a couple inches of new snow this week, which shouldn't be enough to impede anglers' access to the lakes. There are two more weekends in the gamefish season on the inland lakes of Minnesota. Anglers are allowed to fish for species like walleyes and northern...
February 12, 2015 - 6:15pm
State fighting spread of aquatic invasive species
Fishing opener marks the beginning of the busy season on many of Minnesota's lakes. Soon, families will be enjoying the lakes we are so well known for. The problem is that many of those folks bring something else along for the ride when they load up their boats back onto their trailers. Aquatic...
May 12, 2014 - 3:56pm
December 3, 2013
Minn. DNR warns of thin ice on lakes with aerators
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota's lakes start to freeze, safety officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be cautious when venturing out onto any lake that's covered or partially covered with ice, especially those with aeration systems. Aerators are installed on around...
December 3, 2013 - 9:06am
November 26, 2013
Minn. ice remains thin as Thanksgiving approaches
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Safety officials are warning parents to keep an eye on their children over the Thanksgiving holiday as they visit family and friends who live near lakes, ponds or streams. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the ice remains thin. Six people...
November 26, 2013 - 9:47am
November 19, 2013
Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list
By John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH -- It’s not that Minnesota’s waters are more polluted every year. It’s that every year, the state looks at more lakes and rivers, it finds more that have pollution problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this year...
November 19, 2013 - 9:01am
November 14, 2013
Ideas clash on how to fight invasive species
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's fight against aquatic invasive species is pitting the government panel that helps allocate Legacy Fund money against lake property owners. The Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council angered the Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations when...
November 14, 2013 - 9:59am