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Sheriff's report for Aug. 28-Sept. 1; police report for Sept. 1-2
Environmental group holds session about pipeline: Enbridge plans to replace Line 3 that runs through area
A piece of cake: Owner of Rother’s Just Desserts locally designs and bakes cakes (w/ video)
Success series hosted by Toastmasters
‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’ viewing set
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Drakes and Panthers pick up wins
GIRLS SOCCER: Spuds take down Jacks
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji dominates Detroit Lakes
SWIMMING AND DIVING: Brainerd beats Bemidji in dual meet
CROSS COUNTRY: Appleton, Hamrin lead BHS in season opener
Douglas William Needham
Pamela J. Homola
Richard Allen Baird
Scotty Allison: More than 3,600 veterans call Beltrami County home
MASTER GARDENERS: Time for some work, and for some reflection
Cyndi Fenske: School is back and the library is the place to be
John Eggers: Simon’s summer vacation report
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Algol, planets, and Aldebaran eclipsed
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The wild West and so much more for the arts scene
Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 30
Art briefs 8-23
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Arts scene ramps up as BSU returns
Ada, Minn., woman says Trump was "pretty nice" during NYC jury duty
Blane Klemek: Some thoughts on great gray owls
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
Man admits to poaching multiple deer at wildlife refuge
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
Joe Guzzardi: American worker besieged from all sides
Tina Dupuy: Josh Duggar and the end of the anti-gay crusaders
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clinic workers, facility receive praise
Rich Lowry: The GOP field that failed
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Halting the heroin scourge
June 18, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye patterns vary from lake to lake
A cool week in the Bemidji area kept surface water temperatures in the mid to high 60s, which will extend the shallow walleye bite in many lakes. Walleyes have been spreading out into the lakes ever since the spottail shiners finished spawning and backed out of the shallows. The...
outdoors / fishing
June 18, 2015 - 4:28pm
May 26, 2015
Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic set for June 13
BEMIDJI -- The 15th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic presented by Seven Clans Casinos, a competitive, live-release walleye fishing tournament, returns June 13 to the south shore of Lake Bemidji. A total of 100 two-person teams will compete for more than $60,000 in cash and...
News / local
May 26, 2015 - 7:45pm
April 30, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
May is already here and the 2015 walleye opener is a little more than one week away. Estimates expect close to half a million anglers will be hitting the water as the season opens on May 9. One of the major concerns heading into this year’s opener is the low water levels on...
April 30, 2015 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spawning walleyes running steady into Cutfoot Sioux station
Many public accesses in the Bemidji area and across most of the North Country are low enough to potentially present some problems for anglers trying to launch their boats on the opener. Anglers with large boats on bunk-style trailers usually have the most difficulty with low water...
outdoors / fishing
April 23, 2015 - 2:51pm
April 2, 2015
OUTDOORS: Walleye harvest approaches quotas on Red Lake
Anglers on Upper Red Lake likely will face continued conservative regulations this spring as fisheries managers look to rein in a walleye harvest that is beginning to creep past target levels on Minnesota's 48,000-acre portion of the lake. According to Henry Drewes, regional fisheries...
April 2, 2015 - 4:51pm
November 25, 2013
Charges against 5 dismissed in fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from two northern Minnesota reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said an 1837 treaty with the Chippewa Indians protects their...
News / region
November 25, 2013 - 1:36pm
June 10, 2012
Hansons take first at Walleye Classic
BEMIDJI - The 12th Annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic brought in 96 competitors, all casting their lines in hopes of bringing in the $12,500...
sports / outdoors
June 10, 2012 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Sept. 4: Last big weekend of the summer has arrived
Labor Day weekend should be a busy time on the lakes in the Bemidji area with the sunny forecast and many people feeling shortchanged after a cool summer. This weekend is also the unofficial end of the summer tourist season. Some seasonal residents will already be pulling out their...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug,. 14: Lakes starting to green up as temperatures soar
The Bemidji area finally got some hot weather this past week and surface water temperatures in the lakes quickly jumped into the mid 70s. An algae bloom in the lakes is "greening up" the water, which could help trigger a good muskie bite in Bemidji area lakes. Muskies have a chance...
August 14, 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
May 9, 2009
Need help catching a walleye?
Millions of minnows will be scooped into minnow buckets and oxygen packs over the next 24 hours. Minnesota's fishing season opened at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Across the Northland, anglers are gearing up. The question is, are the walleyes gearing up? "I think we're on track for a decent...
May 9, 2009 - 7:28am