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Appeals court upholds decision on Sioux lawsuit

May 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s decision to throw out a lawsuit by some tribal members over the University of North Dakota’s now-retired Fighting Sioux nickname. Continue Reading

Means took fight from Wounded Knee to ND’s Fighting Sioux arena

October 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The timing was coincidental, but Russell Means would have appreciated it: On the day he died, workers began removing the prominent “Home of the Fighting Sioux” signs from Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.
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NDSU football vs. UND hockey: Level brings leverage

June 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There’s one part of the North Dakota-North Dakota State rivalry that will never be settled on the field. That’s the longstanding debate between which flagship program at each school is a bigger deal: UND hockey or Bison football. Continue Reading

UND hockey vs. NDSU football: Big bucks drive the bus

June 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A phone call came to the office earlier this week from the Dalai Lama.
The Tibetan leader was asked for advice on the following topic: What is better, UND hockey or NDSU football? Continue Reading

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UND Officially Drops Fighting Sioux Nickname

June 14, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) North Dakota’s flagship university dropped its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname for the third time Thursday, and officials expressed hope that the latest retirement fueled by this week’s overwhelming statewide vote would finally stick.
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Nickname Issue to Kick Off Higher Ed Board Meeting

June 14, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) The state Board of Higher Education plans to kick off its monthly meeting Thursday by talking about the on-again, off-again University of North Dakota nickname.
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Tribe Quiet as ND Voters Scrap Fighting SIoux Name

June 14, 2012 in WDAZ

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) As North Dakota residents resoundingly decided to scrap their flagship university’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the response was far murkier in Sioux County home to a tribe that had gone decades without staking a clear position on the divisive question.
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ND Higher Ed Board Expects to Vote on Sioux Nickname

June 13, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) The state Board of Higher Education is expected to vote Thursday on whether to direct the University of North Dakota to resume efforts to retire the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname.
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Dispute Over ND Fighting Sioux Nickname Nears End

June 13, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) North Dakota residents say they’ve had enough of a decades-old controversy on its flagship university’s nickname.
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