PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Spirited September

Pioneer photographers share some of their favorite photos from September.

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The Bemidji High School Marching Band performs during halftime at a football game against Alexandria on Sept. 9, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Spirits were high in September as students anxiously returned to school and athletes got back into their rhythm as fall sports resumed.

Along with several visits from the northern lights, the last signs of summer were also in the air as harvest season began and wildlife started their journey south for warmer weather.

Pioneer photographers Annalise Braught, Madelyn Haasken and Maggi Fellerman captured these moments along the way.

Paraprofessional Joe Teixeira greets students as they make their way into Horace May Elementary on Sept. 6, 2022, for the first day of school.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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A Painted Bolete mushroom grows along the bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park on Sept. 18, 2022.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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The Lumberjacks play against Alexandria as the sun sets on Sept. 9, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A bald eagle sits in a tree on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Diamond Point Park in Bemidji.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
The northern lights are spotted during the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 2022, near Grand Rapids.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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Daniel DeVault and Jamie Chesley glide through the wild rice on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, on Lower Rice Lake near Bagley.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
A small flock of mallard ducks sit on the fountain in Paul Bunyan Park on Sept. 27, 2022, near Lake Bemidji.
Annalise Braught / 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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