Fire and ice. Hot and cold. That described January in Bemidji in more ways than one. From the tremendous success of Hockey Day Minnesota held in record-breaking cold temperatures-to the fire that engulfed an auto body shop just blocks away-January was full of spectacular images. And Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Jordan Shearer were on hand to capture it all. Here's a few of their favorite January photos.
1/5: Pat Broker takes part in the Bemidji Women's March on Jan. 19. She was later a speaker for the event once marchers returned to the Beaux Arts Ballroom at BSU. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
2/5: The sun sets as the game between Bemidji and Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin starts on Jan. 19 during Minnesota Hockey Day. Reflections of hockey fans can be seen in the glass. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
3/5: The Beavers celebrate Mak Langei’s (center) goal against Minnesota State during Minnesota Hockey Day on Jan. 19 in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
4/5: More than 50 people registered to participate in the Beaver Freeze Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 26 near Diamond Point Park in Bemidji. The tournament is student-run and hosted by BSU’s Outdoor Program Center and Department of Campus Recreation. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
5/5: Finneson Bowe, 7, overlooks a hill in the 39th Annual Buena Vista Snowjourn on Jan. 12 at Buena Vista Ski Area. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)