PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Making March memories

Pioneer photographers share some of their favorite images from the month of March.

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Thea, 2, skates across the ice with help from her father during a Parks and Recreation Department open skate event on March 11, 2022, at the Bemidji Community Arena.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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After a chilly start to a month filled with winter events like ice skating and a frigid Shamrock Shuffle, March has warmed up significantly this past week and hints of spring are finally in the air.

A variety of area school programs and sports teams also made impressive state tournament runs this month including Cass Lake-Bena basketball and Beaver hockey.

In the midst of each of these significant moments, photographers Jillian Gandsey, Madelyn Haasken and Annalise Braught were there to capture it all.

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Runners take off from the start of the 5K in the Shamrock Shuffle on March 12, 2022, in Bemidji.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer
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Jacob Molde builds a robot during a Bemidji Middle School VEX Robotics practice on March 14, 2022, in the BMS Industrial Technology room.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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An attendee and her dog wait for the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade to begin on March 17, 2022, in downtown Bemidji.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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Cass Lake-Bena freshman Gabby Fineday and senior Taryn Frazer celebrate a double-overtime win against Fertile-Beltrami in the Section 8A semifinals on March 7, 2022, at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Lake Irving is seen from up above on March 7, 2022, in Bemidji.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji State goalie Mattias Sholl (30) laments the 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota State before the goal was called off in the CCHA Mason Cup Championship game on March 19, 2022, in Mankato.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

Annalise is the editor and a photographer at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a Mass Communication graduate from Bemidji State University. Her favorite pastime is exploring the great outdoors and capturing its natural beauty on camera. Contact Annalise at (218) 333-9796, (218) 358-1990 or
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