Weather Forecast


PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Moments from a month of activity

A crabapple tree blossoms in late May along Lake Boulevard in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 6
Jim Dougherty performs the bagpipes on May 17 during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which was held just outside the Beltrami County Courthouse. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 2 / 6
Purple martins come and go from their houses in late May near BSU. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 3 / 6
A graduating senior decided to decorate her cap with crayons as a nod to her future career during the BSU Commencement Ceremony on May 4 at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 4 / 6
Anglers fish off the Lake Bemidji Fishing Pier as the sun rises during Minnesota's fishing opener on May 12. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 5 / 6
A construction worker tears up the pavement on Fifth Street between Bemidji and Beltrami avenues on May 1. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 6

Whether it was college graduates rushing into the “real world,” workers tearing up roads for reconstruction, or flowers coming to life in the rain, May was full of activity in Bemidji.

Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Jordan Shearer captured a few of those moments as they unfolded, turning flurries of excitement and motion into portraits of progress, joy or simple beauty.