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BSU Students Hit the Icy Water at Brrrmidji Polar Plunge

Story by CJ Baumgartner, Andrew Kucera, Eric Marvel, Ashley Reynolds, Tucker Swanson, Josephine Terry, Judson Tharin (students in Media Writing II class) Bemidji, Minn.— When Bemidji State University graduate student Alex Kong’a first heard about people willingly jumping into the frigid lake for the Brrrmidji Polar Plunge, he thought it was a crazy idea. But his fiancé Shelby Harden didn’t think it was so crazy. Harden, who’s from Alabama, was
Campus News Outdoors

Bird Watching Club Migrates to BSU

[caption id="attachment_5736" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Birdwatching Club member Aaron Ogle.[/caption] By Skye I. R. Iwanski “…BWC is one of the most goofy and welcoming clubs on campus,” according to one of the founders, Nolan Brey. The club has only one meeting total, in March, the purpose of which is to elect officers for the next year. The objective of the club is to provide a community of folks who
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Anglers Venture onto Ice Despite Hard-Water Hazards

by Judson Tharin Bemidji, MN—Ice anglers ventured onto area lakes over the weekend—marking the start to the ice-fishing season. “There is something about it, just sitting in the house on the lake gets me excited,” student Neil Mourning said.  “I went out to Lake Irving this past weekend.  We caught a few perch and a small walleye.  It was nothing special, but it was a good first time out.” Although
Outdoors Sports

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. [gallery columns="1" size="large" link="file" ids="5267,5271,5268,5270,5274,5269,5273,5272"]
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Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment and How It Affects Us

[caption id="attachment_5081" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Panel member and Line 3 Community expert Marty Cobinais speaks to a full room of people during the public Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment meeting. Photo by Ellen Lescarbeau.[/caption] 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
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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 supported by contributions from Pepsi Nei Bottling of Bemidji, Port-Able John Rental and Service, Inc.,
Outdoors Student Life

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 and snuggling in a snuggie seems like a good idea, they can be the worst
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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. She talked about the many different types of trees that live within the bog. Some

Back to the Basics: Winter Walleyes

Story and Photos by Andrew Persson [twitter url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/back-to-the-basics-winter-walleyes/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/back-to-the-basics-winter-walleyes/"][linkedin_share url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/back-to-the-basics-winter-walleyes/"]   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 on the ice. After years of new products it seems

Big Crappies in a Small Town

By Samuel Moore [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2015/01/16/big-crappies-in-a-small-town/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2015/01/16/big-crappies-in-a-small-town/"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2015/01/16/big-crappies-in-a-small-town/"]   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 the fact that big panfish (Crappies, Bluegills, and Perch) get