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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Running into Winter

Runners jog along the Paul Bunyan State Trail inside Lake Bemidji State Park in the Blue Ox Marathon's 26K Lake Loop on Oct. 14 in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 6
David Caliri, left, and Mitchell Shaw, act in a scene from Bemidji High School's production of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame," which showed Nov. 2-4. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 6
A sord of mallards search for food in Library Park during the first snowfall of the season on Oct. 26 in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 6
From left, Mike Deer, Claude Sand and Harry Settle, Ralph Gracie American Legion Post 14 members, fold the United States flag during a presentation of the colors at BSU on Nov. 6. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 6
Mary Meadows, from Pensacola, Fla., crosses the finish line of the half marathon with an American flag on Oct. 14 for the Blue Ox Marathon at the Sanford Center. Meadows is in the 50 States Marathon Club and the Blue Ox was her 49th. She will run her 50th next week in Baltimore, Md., and will have finished in less than two years. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 6
Gideon Kerr from Team Depot works at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area to construct a pergola, which is part of the larger expansion of the club’s garden and greenhouse area. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)6 / 6

You can’t outrun winter, but we tried.

During October and into November, we ran and ran, but the cold weather caught up to us. But that’s OK, it’s another factor in what makes living in Bemidji special. And Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Jordan Shearer were there to capture the images.