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Two hearings, two distinct messages in northern Minn. on Enbridge's Line 3
McFeely: Committee hopes to make Super Bowl a statewide event
Lawsuit filed over fatal Minnesota school explosion
With more Minnesota wolves, and more attacks on livestock, program out of cash
Details emerge on president's calls to Gold Star families
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Gilbert D. Bahr
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
October 18, 2017
Huge floating bog that damaged docks still on northern Minn. lake
MERRIFIELD, Minn. -- When lakeshore owners on a northern Minnesota lake about five miles north of Brainerd woke up last Friday, they couldn’t...
8 hours 33 min ago
October 13, 2017
Hoping to ease tribal homelessness, Leech Lake band takes back its land
LEECH LAKE RESERVATION -- Jim and Gail Hinkemeyer just retired and they had their future all worked out. They'd dodge Minnesota's cold winters...
October 13, 2017 - 4:46pm
July 24, 2017
New products offer artistic views of favorite Minnesota lakes
At first glance, viewers of Cathy Hummel's large printed canvases might notice an overhead view of a lake, complete with some major roads winding...
July 24, 2017 - 8:45am
April 28, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are you kidding me?
This spring I was visiting some of the local boat accesses and noticed signs that said dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. I have expressed...
April 28, 2017 - 10:00am
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