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Central Minnesota man dies in machinery accident
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TENNIS: Bemidji a perfect 12-0 in duals with triangular win
VOLLEYBALL: BSU released 2015 schedule
TRACK: Horob second in pole vault at Ron Masanz Invitational
SOFTBALL: Bemidji blanked by Brainerd 11-0
BASEBALL: Bemidji, Moorhead split doubleheader; Jacks snap losing streak
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Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola
MASTER GARDENERS: Growing vegetables in the flower garden
John Eggers column: Make your fishing opener memorable
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
John Eggers: What is right with the world?
Michael W. Smith tour comes to Sanford Center
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO concludes 76th season with some Mozart
The Table Tour: Steven Curtis Chapman brings Christian music acts to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Brass on tap Monday at Bangsberg
Art briefs - Sunday April 26
Gone Fishin': Duane, John Peterson and their business are Hall of Fame worthy
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
Photo of the Day: Immature eagle
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
Stratton birthday celebration
Ferden birthday celebration
Henry-Van Sickle engagement
Edie Ramstad: Investment in broadband will keep businesses in Minnesota
Georgie Anne Geyer: Both sides must work to end our season of killing
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Smart, not soft, on crime
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wolf hunt not based on sound science
February 12, 2014
IFL: Axemen elated with debut; team has preseason rematch with Cedar Rapids Saturday
BEMIDJI — Bemidji Axemen head coach Robert Fuller wasn’t sure what to expect when the franchise made its Indoor Football League debut last weekend against Cedar Rapids at the Sanford Center. By the end of the evening, however, Fuller was elated with the crowd’s response and...
February 12, 2014 - 11:27pm
February 7, 2014
IFL: Axemen fall to Cedar Rapids 40-32 but win over fans in debut
BEMIDJI — Loud music, Native American dancers, a primer urging fan participation, motorcycles leading the Paul Bunyan-clad cheerleaders onto the field and the Bemidji VFW color guard comprised the preliminaries to Friday’s inaugural game in the history of Bemidji’s Indoor Football...
February 7, 2014 - 11:50pm
Axemen bring the sound and fury: Bemidji plays first-ever IFL game
BEMIDJI -- The inaugural Bemidji Axemen game Friday may have given the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi a run for their money. If that seems a bit over the top, then it matches the essence of that night in the Sanford Center. Although events began...
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February 7, 2014 - 9:56pm
January 20, 2014
VIDEO: A partner in the Palace: Casino lands naming rights for field for Bemidji Axemen
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen will play their first game on Palace Casino Field inside the Sanford Center Feb. 7. Team president Chris Kokalis...
January 20, 2014 - 6:32pm
December 3, 2013
Axemen sign four more players
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen indoor football team said Tuesday they had signed four additional players to their roster, defensive lineman Maurice Hamption, offensive lineman Chuck Palonis, wide receiver Maurice Patterson and linebacker Jory Johnson. Hampton played college...
December 3, 2013 - 2:03pm
September 20, 2013
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axmen sign first player: Kicker Scott Enos
BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s new professional football team has its first player. The Axemen announced Friday that they had signed kicker Scott Enos as the very first player for the Indoor Football League franchise, which is set to begin play February at the Sanford Center. Co-owner...
September 20, 2013 - 11:20pm
September 5, 2013
The Bemidji Yellow Snow. . . or how about the Fighting Pike?; Possible IFL team names that didn't make the cut
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. "Axemen" had the most entries, a total of about...
September 5, 2013 - 4:06pm
IFL team name: Bemidji Axemen (with video)
BEMIDJI -- It was an unconventional choice, but the hardware store turned out to be the perfect place for Bemidji’s new Indoor Football League franchise to reveal its name and logo. Flanked by a multitude of various-sized axes -- some lodged in blocks of wood -- Chris Kokalis...
September 5, 2013 - 11:29am
September 3, 2013
IFL to announce team name today
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji’s new Indoor Football League team will be getting a name this week. League officials announced Tuesday that they will unveil the team’s name and logo at press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ace Hardware on the Lake. According to the press release,...
September 3, 2013 - 5:02pm
August 20, 2013
It’s official: Bemidji gets IFL franchise
BEMIDJI -- The Indoor Football League is coming to Bemidji. Just a month after league officials visited the Sanford Center to make...
August 20, 2013 - 1:09pm
August 19, 2013
Sanford Center schedules ‘historic’ press conference; possible local IFL team?
BEMIDJI -- In a cryptic press release sent Monday morning, Sanford Center officials said a “historic announcement” will be made Wednesday...
August 19, 2013 - 3:41pm
July 18, 2013
Investors wanted: IFL, Sanford Center look for local money for expansion franchise
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...
July 18, 2013 - 6:39pm