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SD governor signs bill to set up fight commission

March 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Daugaard had originally opposed the bill because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights, which he said are so violent they don’t deserve to be called sport.
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SD House panel endorses fight regulation bill

February 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Despite Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s opposition to mixed martial arts events, a South Dakota House committee on Monday endorsed a bill that would create a state athletic commission to regulate boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts.
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Opinion corner: IFC worth your time

October 17, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

It’s that time of the year when Jamestown has an opportunity to witness a sport that continues to grow in popularity as it spreads across North Dakota. Continue Reading

Alexandria welcomes in MMA fights

September 4, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

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Dickinson police: Reports of fighting up

August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Fights, particularly those in or near bars, are becoming more commonplace in Dickinson as the population increases with an oil boom. Continue Reading

MMA cage fighting event coming to Alexandria

August 21, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

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Funeral scheduled for mixed martial arts fighter from Sturgis

May 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Family members were holding a funeral Wednesday for a Sturgis man they say died after a mixed martial arts fight in Rapid City.
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Carlson asks legislative leaders to consider retaining counsel for Supreme Court nickname law challenge

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota legislative leaders will meet Friday to consider retaining legal counsel to represent the legislative branch in the Fighting Sioux nickname lawsuit at the state Supreme Court. Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, the House majority leader and author of a law requiring UND to keep the nickname, said the meeting of the interim Legislative Management Committee would be held by teleconference call at 2 p.m. from the state Capitol. Continue Reading

Health-care grants produce partisan fighting

November 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL A health-care spending political battle between Minnesota Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton heightened Tuesday when each side basically called the other a liar. Continue Reading

Kurle brings IFC to Civic Center

October 14, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

It’s been a number of years since it was last featured in Jamestown, but on Saturday mixed martial arts, courtesy of Impact Fighting Championship out of Bismarck, will be making its return to the Jamestown Civic Center. Continue Reading