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Bear sightings increase slightly this spring: Dry conditions may force them to roam farther for food
Cleaning up Cameron Park
Three Bemidji men sentenced for BB gun drive-bys
Cass Lake man enters guilty plea in Wilton home invasion
Emotional victory: Bemidji rallies to beat Moorhead in section tournament
AREA BASEBALL: Blackduck, Bagley advance in Section 8A
GOLF: Boys and girls both fourth after first day of sections
Minnesota Twins to honor Zach Schaubhut before tonight's game against Boston
RACING: Bemidji Speedway season begins with fanfare, excitement
James A. Erickson
Frederick K. Bruun
Robert "Bob" Dodge
Kathryn "Kay" Magnuson
John Eggers: What can we learn from obituaries?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Petunias can be plentiful at any time of the year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: After wet and cold week, fishing conditions should improve
John Eggers: A final exam for the graduates
Blane Klemek: The orchestra of springtime in the bird world
Playhouse powerhouse: 2015 marks final season for Paul Bunyan Playhouse artistic director Zach Curtis
Pioneer Previews: A gala of support for BSU
Art briefs - Sunday March 24
Monroe Crossing to perform in Little Falls
Pioneer Previews: Music and 'Murder on the Nile' fill up the week
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
'Are you looking at me?'
Voges birthday celebration
Moen birthday celebration
Davis 80th birthday celebration
Johnson -Kelm engagement
Susan Stamper Brown: The Left’s dumb and dumber wars
Dick Polman: How to cull the Republican herd
Rich Lowry: The rail fantasy
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The tough questions
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jail decisions based on sound finances
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