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Triumphs and tragedies: 2014 was full of news in and around Bemidji
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
Weather Alerts: Wind Chill Advisory
Newfolden group revamps rusted Ford to surprise pastor
Squad car collides head-on with SUV in Cloquet
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU freshman center Senske overcomes ACL injury to lead Beavers in scoring
Bemidji State's Anderson aims to represent her country, will attend USA Hockey camp
Sharing the goal: Bemidji High School goaltenders' friendship helps team to stellar start
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji wins beats Roseau 3-2, extends winning streak to 8 straight
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers too strong for Lumberjacks
Arline Foster Gaetano
Lita Christine Ruh
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: 'The Interview' review
N.D., Minnesota theaters to open ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day
Singing great Joe Cocker dies at 70
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Treats for a young whitetail buck
Beware 'toilet bowling' on Lake Bemidji
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
David M. Shribman: Presidents and their parties
Peter Funt: A 2015 precap
Nat Hentoff: Obama legitimizes Cuban dictatorship
Joe Gandelman: Soft targets
Byron York: Romney sits atop GOP polls
July 3, 2014
NELSON COLUMN: Summer patterns on hold because of high, cool water
The Fourth of July is probably the busiest weekend of the summer in the Bemidji area. The campgrounds and resorts are full, the roads are busy and the lakes are buzzing with both anglers and pleasure boaters. The persistent rains made it all the way through June and are continuing...
outdoors / fishing
July 3, 2014 - 9:16pm
May 23, 2014
Paul Nelson: Warmer water will mean better walleye bite in area lakes
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their slow warming this spring, trying to recover from the late ice-out that still had ice on a few lakes when the spring fishing season opened. Cold temperatures and frequent rains have kept the lakes cold, with most lakes still having surface...
May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 20: Lakes still far from freezing as deer season ends
There is only one more weekend of the rifle deer hunting season in the Bemidji area, with the season ending one half hour after sunset on Sunday night. Many hunters hold out for a larger buck earlier in the season, but by the last weekend of the season, most hunters will take any...
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 13: It's too warm for deer, but just right for fishing
The weather in the Bemidji area is turning out to be just like the proverbial box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get. A near record cold summer was followed by a near record warm September, then another near record cold October and now an unseasonably warm beginning...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 6: Deer hunting starts; anglers lament season's end
The rifle deer season opens Saturday morning in the Bemidji area and most of Minnesota. It has been predicted there will be fewer deer in the woods in many areas after a tough winter last year.
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Paul Nelson column: If weather cooperates, fish can still be found
November arrives on Sunday with 10 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The Bemidji area is losing about 18 minutes of daylight per week, which is about 2½ minutes per day. The clocks "fall back" into Central Standard Time on Saturday night, so there will be an hour more daylight in...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Oct. 23: Bemidji area lakes getting ready to freeze
If the current weather trend continues, this month will go down as one of the coldest Octobers on record in Minnesota. This comes after last month was one of the warmest Septembers. Who knows what we can expect in November. Surface water temperatures have cooled into the low 40s...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Paul Nelson fishing column for Oct. 16: Anglers still hoping for some fall fishing
Winter is long enough without adding a month to the season, which appears to be what is happening this fall. October is supposed to be a glorious month of nearly perfect weather for those who enjoy hunting and fishing or just being in the great outdoors. Snow and cold weather like...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Paul Nelson column for May 22: Anglers looking forward to a busy weekend on Bemidji area lakes
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. Many seasonal residents will return to their cabins for the first time since last fall and will spend the weekend putting in docks, opening up the cabin and doing various tasks around...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am