From fire to ice to a persistent dog: Gazette Photographers pick their favorite photos for March

The old joke is that if you don’t like the weather in Iowa, wait five seconds. In the case of March, the punchline was more akin to please let this month end.

A harsh winter and its snow aplenty led to a turbulent month of change, where an icy start led to a troublesome thaw. We look back at our favorite photos of the month and what went into making them.