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A group dressed as superheroes rushes to get out of Lake Bemidji after taking the BRRRmidji Plunge during the Winterfest festival on Feb. 4. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 6
Austin Lunde rides around the final turn of the I-500 Cross Country Snowmobile Race on Lake Bemidji on Feb. 10. The three-day race, which began in Winnipeg, Man., covered more than 500 miles. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 6
A group of goldfinches enjoy a snack at neighborhood feeder near downtown Bemidji in early February. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 6
A white-breasted nuthatch perches on a tree while looking for lunch in early February. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 6
The Beavers celebrate after junior Gerry Fitzgerald (21) scored a power play goal while playing Mankato on March 25 at the Sanford Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 6
Bemidji Middle School students listen as Jelina Basnet explains Kabaddi, a contact sport that originated in India, during class in late February. Basnet was one of two graduate students from BSU who took part in Physical Education Teacher Dan Ninham’s “global games unit” at the school.(Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)6 / 6

As February goes, this year's edition wasn't as frigid as most, but there were plenty of events that had Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Maggi Stivers out in the great outdoors. And there were some fun indoor events, too. You can check out their Photos of the Month feature in Expressions each month.