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Sean Patrick Porten, left, and Shawn Murphy rehearse on June 20 for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse production of "The Complete History of America Abridged" at the Chief Theater. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 6
Dew sits on a pink and white lady’s slipper along the Bog Walk at Lake Bemidji State Park in late June. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 2 / 6
McKayla Carter performs "Ashes" by Celine Dion on June 6 during the first year of the Bemidji Sings competition at BSU's Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 3 / 6
Fourth of July fireworks are shot from a barge on Lake Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 4 / 6
Maggie Loxtercamp takes on Louis Morrissey in a stage combat exercise on June 15 during "Theater in Action," the final production of a theater camp Bemidji Community Theater Junior hosted for youth. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 5 / 6
A pair rides through Diamond Point Park June 18 during the Loop the Lake Festival in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 6

From summer camps to fireworks to bike rides around the lake, summer has taken off in Minnesota’s northwoods.

Some of those enjoying the season in Bemidji have been locals. Others have been visitors. Either way, Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Jordan Shearer have captured a few of summer’s early highlights, reminding readers how colorful the season has been and how much there’s still to look forward to.