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Klander joins BSU Foundation staff in Twin Cities
Shepherd named manager at RiverWood Bank
UPS honors Thompson
Carlson earns customer service honor
Kaquatosh receives industry award
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Scanlan named USCHO national coach of the year
INDOOR FOOTBALL: After slow start, Axemen running back Kalokoh starting to crank it up
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
BASKETBALL: Bemidji hoops teams to move down to Class AAA
TRACK AND FIELD: Bagley/Fosston competes in the Paul Bunyan Classic
Russell Eugene Michalek
Raymond A. Theisen
James "Jim" Earl Hannigan
Ervin A. Jacobson
Roger R. Aamold
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Georgie Anne Geyer: Democracy still has a chance in Tunisia
Danny Tyree: It’s not a war on Easter, but...
Will Durst: A Bush, Clinton rematch?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
Rick Jensen: Bibi reveals Obama’s hypocrisy
March 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish are changing locations as spring approaches
Lakes in the Bemidji area have been in meltdown mode this past week, with the arrival of much warmer temperatures across Minnesota. There is still a lot of ice away from the shoreline, so the critical part of extending the ice fishing season is how well the accesses are holding...
outdoors / fishing
March 13, 2015 - 9:21am
March 5, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
It has been an unusual winter in the Bemidji area. The winter got off to an early start in November, with anglers able to get on the lakes more than a week earlier than most years. The amount of snow so far this winter has been minimal, with good ice conditions all winter. Anglers...
March 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Ice conditions still very good on most area lakes
There is a chance for measurable snow every day through the weekend and into early next week, so an undetermined amount of snow is about to fall on the lakes in the Bemidji area. Anglers with stationary fish houses on one of the area lakes will want to watch the forecast for snow...
February 5, 2015 - 5:04pm
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