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OPC Brings Campus and Community Together at Intramural Dragon Boat Races

photo story by Stacey Kaslon To the sound of waves crashing on the shore and a rhythmic chorus of “Row!”, Bemidji State University students and community members worked together and competed in the Outdoor Program Center’s first ever Intramural Dragon Boat Races 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Diamond Point Park.

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Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment and How It Affects Us

By Shelana Ysen Dozens gathered in Hagg Sauer 112 at BSU Thursday night as area residents received information, voice their concerns and learn to take action on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline abandonment. The pipeline, which was constructed in 1961, runs from Alberta to Wisconsin and spans nearly 300 miles through northern Minnesota crossing three of […]

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Students Compete in First Annual Beaver Freeze Ice Fishing Tournament

Photo story by Shawn Campbell & Andy Kucera Fishermen and women from all across campus competed in the first Bemidji State University annual ice fishing tournament hosted by the Outdoor Program Center Saturday Jan. With the weather on their side, 65 fisherman competed for a variety of prizes totaling to over $1,000. The tournament was […]

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Outdoors and Out of a Funk

By Stacey Kaslon Four months of whiteouts, dark tunnels, and limitless Netflix has infected students across campus with cabin fever—irritability and restlessness from living in a confined indoor area for a prolonged period. Proven by experts—and, yes, the Mythbusters—to be more than a myth, cabin fever can affect anyone. Though eating junk food, binge watching […]

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The Bog in Winter

Story and Photos by Kelsey Jacobson With winter coming to a close, or so some of us hope, the bog has gone through many changes and Susan Olian, Assistant Park Manager, has noticed an unusual warmth in February. Olian led a small group of 2 people out to the bog walk on Saturday, February 20. […]

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Back to the Basics: Winter Walleyes

Story and Photos by Andrew Persson   These days it’s easy to get swept up in the marketing overload that is the fishing industry. There seems to be an endless number of different rod, reel, tackle and bait companies that are constantly bombarding fisherman with the “latest and greatest” item that will drastically improve success […]

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Big Crappies in a Small Town

By Samuel Moore   It is no secret. In Bemidji, Minnesota people are blessed with not only a beautiful place to live, but a phenomenal area to fish.  From big water walleye lakes to small hidden gems with big panfish, Bemidji has a lot to offer a hard water freak. Personally, I am unique in […]

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Wily Winter Coyotes

By Andrew Persson Now that the deer season for rifle hunters has come to an end, many sportsmen will be hitting the hard-water to start putting early season fish on the ice. However, for those who would rather have a gun in their hands than a fishing rod, there is still one great hunting opportunity–coyotes. […]

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Deer Camp

By Andrew Persson There’s a certain chill in the November air that lets Minnesotans know that firearm deer season is just around the corner. Every fall nearly half a million hunters hit the woods in search of the state’s most sought after game animal, and this year it will take place starting November 8. Deer […]

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Leaves of Change

By Calissa Treat Changing leaves, is the number one sign that autumn is here. Besides the fact that the leaves probably want to pack up and head out before layers of snow blanket them, there are other reasons why the leaves change color. There are three types of pigments that are involved with the leaves […]

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