Skip to main content
Public packs political forum; Issues include homelessness, city improvements
County Attorney candidates debate their differences
Candidates hit homestretch in 8th District race
Eating healthy, eating local: State ag commissioner visits Bemidji Area Schools to highlight Farm to School program
Beltrami County leaders discuss Ebola response
AREA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Blackduck falls, Bagley wins in playoff openers
FOOTBALL: Defense leads the way for BSU on homecoming
VOLLEYBALL: BHS goes 1-3 at Chaska Tournament
Volleyball: Bemidji earns No. 3 seed in Section 8-3A; opens Friday at home
Pat Miller: This Week at BHS - Bemidji teams continue postseason play
Charles Joseph Goss
Tasheila Ann Greenleaf
Maxine Audrey (Amundrud) Tenney
Max M. Wolfe
Kathleen "K.T." Sue Taylor
Pros and cons of the Autumn blaze maple tree
Patrick Guilfoile: Body odor: Blame your clothes and your microbes
John Eggers: Did you miss the pheasant opener?
Fall into fun at the Library
Protecting your evergreens from winter damage
Amy's advice: 'Have fun, tell stories, laugh'
Saphire Brown to join Amy Grant on stage for Bemidji performance
Pioneer Previews: Grant show highlights busy week
Studio Cruise underway
Time to cruise the studios; Annual Studio Cruise starts Friday
New cross-country ski signs installed at Hobson Union trails
Blane Klemek: Animals sensing the world around them
Blane Klemek: Migrating birds in Minnesota
Paul Nelson: Anglers need to find depths that hold active walleyes
Carter Lake Trail system to go unmowed, unsigned due to vandalism
Elvin Burnham birthday celebration
George Smith birthday celebration
Ruby Rockensock Ruzicka birthday celebration
Letter: Senators should pay attention to vet
Letter: ‘Smile, talk, wave’ is good trail etiquette
Letter: Campaign ad full of nasty allegations
Letter: Claesson-Huseby has extensive experience
Rich Lowry: Triviality of the Ferguson protests
April 5, 2014
Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery
Brad Dokken Forum News Service RED LAKE — As Al Pemberton recalls, it was about three years after the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Minnesota...
outdoors / fishing
April 5, 2014 - 11:14pm
January 9, 2014
Paul Nelson: Frigid temperatures mean better ice for anglers
The silver lining behind all of the cold weather is this was about the only scenario that could have helped the horrible ice conditions created by an early snowstorm. Lakes in the Bemidji area have had bad ice conditions since early December, when a heavy storm dumped more than 20...
outdoors / fishing
January 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
August 2, 2013
Paul Nelson: Maybe the fish will think it's September
Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s equal surface water temperatures in the 60s in most of the lakes in the Bemidji area. Actually upper 60s, but the water in the lakes continues on a downward trend as the calendar changes to August. The current weather pattern is more like September...
outdoors / fishing
August 2, 2013 - 11:01am
July 11, 2013
Paul Nelson: When the walleyes aren't biting, pursue other options
Walleye fishing has been tough in most lakes when the conditions are not primed for walleyes. The days with bright skies, hot temperatures, little wind and no cloud cover can be brutal on the lakes with clear water. Anglers can always grind a few walleyes out of the weeds with jigs...
outdoors / fishing
July 11, 2013 - 1:55pm
August 21, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug. 21: Spinner rigs draw walleyes when visibility is low
The brief period of hot weather was enough to raise surface water temperatures into the mid 70s, which triggered an algae bloom in many Bemidji area lakes. But like most of the summer of 2009, cold, wind and rain quickly dropped the surface water temperatures back into the 60s again....
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug. 7: Cold weather disrupts dog days of summer
July is usually the month with the warmest average temperatures of the year in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures in the lakes also usually reach their peak sometime in July, although there is often a second peak sometime in August that comes close to the first peak.
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Paul Nelson column for July 17: Cool temps, winds keep anglers off lakes
The midway point of July has passed in what is turning out to be a cold summer. Surface water temperatures in the Bemidji area have exceeded 70 degrees twice this year, but it only lasted several days each time. Surface water temperatures dropped back into the mid 60s again this...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Paul Nelson column for July 10: Summer patterns developing on Bemidji area lakes
The lakes are changing and summer fishing patterns are developing quickly in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures are once again warmer than 70 degrees and an algae bloom is beginning in many lakes. Walleye fishing has slowed down significantly, especially during the middle...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
July 3, 2009
Big weekend ahead on Bemidji area lakes
The Fourth of July is one of the biggest weekends of the summer on lakes in the Bemidji area. The Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival is in town and the fireworks on Saturday night will make Lake Bemidji a busy place to be this weekend. There will be plenty of anglers out on most of...
July 3, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Paul Nelson column for June 26: Walleyes spread out as summer arrives
The hot weather this past week caused a spike in surface water temperatures in Bemidji area lakes, which quickly moved bass, crappies and sunfish into the shallows to spawn. The walleye bite has slowed down in most lakes, especially during the day. Walleyes spread out and use most...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am