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The Bemidji Yellow Snow. . . or how about the Fighting Pike?; Possible IFL team names that didn't make the cut

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BEMIDJI -- More than 1,200 entries came in to the name-the-team contest for Bemidji's new Indoor Football League franchise.

That's a record for an IFL name contest, said Chris Kokalis, president and co-owner of the new Bemidji Axemen.

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"Axemen" had the most entries, a total of about 20, but that wasn't the sole reason the name was chosen. "It was a tough decision," he said.

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