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January 3, 2016
A poster offering a reward for leads to the whereabouts and safe return of Rose Downwind is stapled to a tree on Third Street Northwest in downtown Bemidji. Downwind was last seen in the Bemidji area Oct. 19-21. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Stories of the Year: Tragedies and triumphs
January 3, 2016 - 2:56pm
November 26, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen axed from IFL
November 26, 2015 - 6:44pm
September 25, 2015
The six new logos for the Minnesota Axemen Indoor Football League franchise. The team announced the rebranding today on its new website, Pioneer Photo Illustration
INDOOR FOOTBALL: It’s official: Hello ‘Minnesota’ Axemen
September 25, 2015 - 5:39pm
August 20, 2015
New Axemen GM starting fresh: Changes on the horizon as IFL team will drop ‘Bemidji,’ become ‘Minnesota Axemen’
August 20, 2015 - 10:43pm
July 5, 2015
Bemidji Axemen mascot Axel the Axeman leads the team out to the field during introductions at the Sanford Center during a game earlier this season. The Axemen have had their struggles in the Indoor Football League, with an array of owners, coaches and general managers in their two seasons. The team, which finished 2-12 in 2015, will be back in 2016 with an all-new coach and GM and hope to learn from previous mistakes. Kris Lodes | Pioneer File Photo
THE AXEMEN TRIALS: After two rough seasons, Bemidji’s first professional franchise looks for answers after experiencing bumps along the way
July 5, 2015 - 1:55pm
July 2, 2015
Bermidi Axemen running back Mulku Kalokoh tries to break some tackles during a game against the Billings Wolves earlier this season at the Sanford Center. Kalokoh was named the Indoor Football League’s Special Teams Player of the Year on Thursday. Pioneer File Photo
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen's Kalokoh wins IFL Special Teams Player of the Year award
July 2, 2015 - 10:38pm
June 30, 2015
AXEMEN: Kalokoh, Jarboe honored by IFL
June 30, 2015 - 10:32pm
June 23, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Axemen owners look to restart after GM Barnhardt departure
June 23, 2015 - 10:46pm
June 17, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Bemidji will be back for another season
June 17, 2015 - 11:21pm
June 11, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Axemen’s Kalokoh, Jarboe up for postseason awards
June 11, 2015 - 11:21pm
June 6, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Iowa rolls as Axemen routed again, 76-26
June 6, 2015 - 10:17pm
June 1, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen blown out by Sioux Falls, 90-20, in home finale
June 1, 2015 - 2:50pm
May 28, 2015
Bemidji Axemen quarterback Ryan Balentine runs with the ball during a recent Indoor Football League game. Balentine missed Bemidji’s game two weeks ago but is back with the team for the final home game of the season, which will be against the Sioux Falls Storm Sunday at the Sanford Center. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Changes continue for Axemen this week
May 28, 2015 - 10:19pm
May 13, 2015
Former Bemidji Axemen head coach Dixie Wooten reacts to a call during a recent Indoor Football League game earlier this season at the Sanford Center. The Axemen announced Wednesday that they had fired Wooten, who was in his first year of coaching the team. Kris Lodes | Bemidji Pioneer
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Wooten out as Axemen head coach
May 13, 2015 - 6:21pm
May 11, 2015
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen can't hold lead in Colorado, lose 37-27
May 11, 2015 - 9:41pm