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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Signs of winter

A layer of hoarfrost was set on trees along the Lake Bemidji shoreline on Dec. 12. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 5
Hoarfrost sits on a pine branch near Lake Bemidji on Dec. 12. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 5
Olivia Carlson and other attendants follow behind Sankta Lucia Eva Laituri in a procession on Dec. 13 at the annual Sankta Lucia Fest at Calvary Lutheran Church. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 5
Bemidji firefighter Linda Roberts, left, and Paula Vigen of the First City Lions Club help 7-year-old Miley Hoiland pick out Christmas gifts for her mother during the Heroes and Helpers shopping program on Dec. 4 at Target. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 5
Click to enlarge: A visitor walks up to the 56-foot-tall Christmas tree in Paul Bunyan Park in mid-December. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 5

Both indoors and out, December delivered the winter season to Bemidji. And Multimedia Editor Jillian Gandsey was there to capture those moments. Here's some of her favorites.