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Cold Calculations over the Value of 'Icebox'

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Cold Calculations over the Value of 'Icebox'

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Two towns are battling to be known as the "Icebox of the Nation." Fraser, Colo., surrendered the slogan 17 years ago, selling its claim for $2,000. The buyer was International Falls, Minn. But officials in International Falls forgot to renew their federal trademark, so "Icebox" is up for grabs again and Fraser wants it back.

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You might not think people would fight for this title, but two different towns are battling to be known as the Icebox of the Nation. Fraser, Colorado, surrendered the slogan 17 years ago, sold its claim for $2,000. The buyer was International Falls, Minnesota. But officials in International Falls forgot to renew their federal trademark. Icebox of the Nation went up for grabs and Fraser, Colorado, wants it back.

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