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Nickname defenders tell Supreme Court that 1969 ceremony precludes ‘civil interference’

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The issue before the North Dakota Supreme Court “involves more than choosing between the Legislature and the State Board of Higher Education and its powers to keep or retire the ‘Fighting Sioux’ name,” defenders of the nickname argue in a brief filed with the court late Tuesday. Continue Reading

Decision on nickname supporters’ access to Ralph could come Friday

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporters of a Fighting Sioux nickname for UND told a judge today that they have collected about half of the 13,500 signatures they need to force a statewide vote on the issue. They want access to Ralph Engelstad Arena this weekend, they said, to make sure they make their Feb. 7 filing deadline. Continue Reading

Division at Spirit Lake: Nickname opponents seek to revoke authority given to pro-nickname committee

November 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A day after the Spirit Lake Tribe and allied defenders of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA, nickname opponents at Spirit Lake announced they will seek to put the question of a lawsuit to the people of the reservation. Continue Reading