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Around the Arts, May 20
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe family holiday can include safe grilling
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
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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
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
July 29, 2013
Letter: City should support Friends of Lake Bemidji
The Turtle River Watershed board voted unanimously last Tuesday evening to support Syd Corrigan and Friends of Lake Bemidji in their modest request for city funds to hire more Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors for Lake Bemidji. We think Councilman (Roger) Hellquist's observation...
July 29, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 13, 2013
Study finds chemicals, drugs common in Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new study finds that chemicals from household products, prescriptions and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes. MPCA scientists chose 50 lakes at random and tested the water for 125 chemicals.
May 13, 2013 - 9:03am
March 6, 2009
Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival: Time is now to register and save
Those interested in taking part in the popular Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival have until April 5 to save $100 on team registrations. Teams may be registered for $650, $100 less than the normal registration fee, until Early Bird Registration expires after April 5. A $100 deposit...
March 6, 2009 - 12:48am