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Scheel appears on first-degree murder charges in slaying of grandparents
Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
Owners of Bird Island home destroyed by fire now face charges
For employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019
Fridley, Minn., man killed in house fire
Rockets close out Wolves with third-quarter surge
BASEBALL: Beavers, U-Mary capture comeback wins in split
SOFTBALL: Final inning outburst dooms BSU in sweep to UMD
GIRLS GOLF: Bemidji opens second in Moorhead
Thibodeau 'proud' of Timberwolves' progress
Virginia L. Pollard
Alfred James Benais
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MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
August 16, 2012
Deer family grazes in field near Bemidji
A doe and her twin fawns graze on an alfalfa field north of Bemidji early Wednesday morning. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
August 16, 2012 - 10:09pm
August 10, 2012
Virus kills cormorants, other waterbirds in southern Minnesota
LITCHFIELD - Hundreds of double-crested cormorants and ring-billed gulls on Pigeon Lake in Meeker County and Minnesota Lake in Faribault County have died from an avian virus suspected to be Newcastle disease, according to the Minnesota DNR). Final laboratory test results are expected...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
Bears are looking for easy food sources
GRAND RAPIDS - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife managers are reporting an increase in nuisance bear complaints at this time of year. Bear sightings are most prevalent in northern Minnesota but they've also been spotted in the metropolitan suburbs. "Despite...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Researchers track loons with telemetry devices
ST. PAUL - At least six of the 29 loons that have had radio and satellite telemetry devices placed in them by researchers have returned to their breeding lakes in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). One of the loons, known as "M2," returned...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
March 16, 2012
DNR hires Welsh to manage habitat program
Bob Welsh, an assistant regional wildlife manager for the past six years, has been selected to manage the state's wildlife habitat program and will oversee the DNR's recently realigned forest, wetland and prairie-farmland habitat programs. Welsh is a former DNR research biologist,...
March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
December 9, 2011
Cougars are rare but do visit Minnesota
Confirmed cougar sightings are becoming more frequent in Minnesota but evidence suggests the large cats are most likely rare visitors to the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The recent shooting of a cougar in southwestern Minnesota, along with...
December 9, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2011
USFWS helps property owners improve land
For more than 23 years many landowners in the Beltrami and Clearwater counties have found themselves recipients of wildlife projects benefitting their property. One such landowner is Gordy Forester. Last year Forester decided to restore a drained marsh on his property to a productive...
December 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Survey shows Minnesota's trumpeter swan population is expanding
A statewide aerial survey conducted in early January revealed that the population of trumpeter swans in Minnesota has more than doubled in the...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
September 4, 2010
Local artist helps organize art donations for cleaning oiled birds
Twelve species of Minnesota waterfowl winter along the Gulf of Mexico. These birds, including herons, loons and pelicans, will soon be heading...
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 13, 2010
Cubs and mom enjoy a fishy meal
This photo was taken south of Superior, Wis., by Dennis Archer recently. A sow bear with five cubs had found some fish entrails that Archer had...
July 13, 2010 - 1:06pm
July 12, 2010
Ely black bear, cub reunite
An Ely black bear and her cub have reunited after 1½ months apart. Researchers Sue Mansfield and Lynn Rogers of the North American Bear Center...
July 12, 2010 - 3:16pm
June 11, 2010
'There's another one!'
When my wife and I built a new home on the upper Mississippi River east of Bemidji, we had not counted on the turtles. Big ones. Snapping turtles, though more than a few painted turtles as well. Our first encounter came when digging the foundation. The Caterpillar driver suddenly...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 25, 2010
UPDATE: Missing bear cub made famous by webcam might have been spotted alive
The black bear cub made famous last winter when a video camera recorded its birth near Ely and which went missing over the weekend may have been spotted this afternoon by the public. Hope, the cub of Lily that was followed by millions of people through a camera set up by bear researchers...
May 25, 2010 - 4:36pm
May 9, 2010
Blane Klemek column: Beavers are remarkable rodents
I read with interest a recent Internet article about a beaver dam so large that it's visible from outer space. Discovered by a Canadian ecologist in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, the dam is estimated at about 850 meters long. Think about that. A beaver dam longer than the...
May 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Bemidji Middle School: Exploring the great outdoors
Adjacent to the main parking lot of the Bemidji Middle School, nature abounds. In a few weeks, blackbirds will return to the cattails, beavers...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am