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With an Axe to grind! Axemen to debut Friday

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BEMIDJI -- Anticipation for the debut of Bemidji's first-ever professional sports franchise has reached its apex.

The Bemidji Axemen introduce the Indoor Football League to northern Minnesota Friday, making their debut in an exhibition game at the Sanford Center.


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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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