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Chris Kokalis, general manager and co-owner of the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League and the director of the IFL's expansion committee, spoke to potential investors and community members Thursday at the Sanford Center to discuss the possibility of bringing an expansion franchise to Bemidji. JACK HITTINGER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Investors wanted: IFL, Sanford Center look for local money for expansion franchise

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BEMIDJI -- Chris Kokalis thinks an Indoor Football League team in Bemidji can be a smash hit. When he got a glimpse of the Sanford Center, he was sold.


"This facility is amazing," Kokalis said, referring to the Sanford Center. "I think it's too beautiful not to have indoor football."

Now, all he and Sanford Center officials need are some investors to get a team off the ground.

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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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