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A new year begins

Tom Bakke, of Bemidji, skis during the 37th annual Buena Vista Snowjourn at Buena Vista Ski Area on Jan. 14. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 7
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Bemidji State hockey player Carter Struthers watches his teammates play during a game against St. Cloud State during the North Star Cup held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 7
Parked cars fill Lake Bemidji near the Bemidji State University campus during the last week of January. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 7
A group of about 40 people snowshoe the Rocky Point Trail during the "First Day Snowshoe" event on Jan. 1 at Lake Bemidji State Park. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 7
Ned Green braves the cold on Jan. 4 to help snowblow on the corner of 13th Street Northeast and Birchmont Drive in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)6 / 7
More than 50 people walk along 15th Street Northwest in the diversity and inclusivity march during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Bemidji.(Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)7 / 7

2017 has arrived. A new year is upon us, bringing a new outlook on things. But what hasn't changed is that January will always be a cold one; still, there were many things to keep Pioneer photographers Maggi Stivers and Jillian Gandsey busy. Here's a look at some of their best work in January; for more, visit