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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Spring scenes

Pioneer photographers share their favorite photos from May.

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A double rainbow forms over the horizon on the evening of May 14, 2022, after a rainstorm passed through Bemidji.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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From commencement ceremonies to community picnics, Bemidjians gathered for all sorts of springtime events this month as the sun made occasional appearances and temperatures finally began to warm. These are a few of Pioneer photographers Annalise Braught, Maggi Fellerman and Madelyn Haasken's favorite memories from May.

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President Faith Hensrud presents a diploma to a Bemidji State graduate during BSU’s 2022 College of Arts, Education and Humanities commencement ceremony on May 6, 2022, at the Sanford Center.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Ellie poses for a picture on May 24, 2022, during a Ridgeway Community Picnic near the Ridgeway Court Apartments in Bemidji.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Attendees listen to organizers give opening remarks ahead of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s event on May 5, 2022, at Paul Bunyan Park.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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A dog receives a belly rub from an attendee during a Bemidji High School softball game against St. Cloud on May 23, 2022, at the BHS softball field.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A horned grebe swims along Lake Bemidji's south shore on May 4, 2022, near the Hampton Inn and Suites.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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The Lumberjacks exit the field after a win against Rocori on May 14, 2022, at the BHS softball field.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A child tries out one of Rickshaw Racing’s racecars during the Early Childhood Family Education program’s annual “Wheels” event on May 10, 2022, in the JW Smith Elementary School parking lot.
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 abraught@bemidjipioneer.com.
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