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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Bemidji savors the last month of summer

Nancy Beaulieu yells to other protesters as she’s brought toward police vehicles to be cited for disorderly conduct during a protest of Enbridge's Line 3 on Aug. 29 in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 6
Fairgoers brace themselves for an exciting ride on Aug. 8 at the Beltrami County Fair. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 2 / 6
A goat has its hair trimmed before the 4-H Goat Show on Aug. 9 at the Beltrami County Fair. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 3 / 6
Three-year-old Jack Kramer tries his hand at photography on Aug. 4 during the 5K Run/Walk at Paul Bunyan Park. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 4 / 6
The BSU Beavers flag flies high after the BSU football team scored a touchdown in the season-opening game on Aug. 30 against Northern State at Chet Anderson Stadium. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 5 / 6
A couple of friendly K9s take some time to get to know each other on Aug. 4 during the Dragon Boat Festival on the shore of Lake Bemidji. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 6

From the annual Dragon Boat Festival to the County Fair to activism in the streets, crowds thronged outside in August to catch the last glimmers of summer before it disappeared.

They cheered, they chanted, and they made sure their goats were looking good for the judges. Pioneer photographers Jordan Shearer and Jillian Gandsey jumped from one gathering to the next, catching as many of those moments as possible, as well as a few in between.

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