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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

Dickinson: The Queen City; Old nickname for city on the western edge a mystery

July 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson has been crowned “The Queen City of the Prairies” for more than a century, but it begs the question: Where did the name come from? Continue Reading

UND officially drops Fighting Sioux nickname

June 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO 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. Continue Reading

UND fans are ‘Still Proud’ after Tuesday’s nickname vote

June 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Many of the headlines suggested it’s over. Continue Reading

Early returns show voters favor retiring the nickname

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Early returns in the statewide vote concerning UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname show North Dakotans favoring retirement of the name. Continue Reading

Sioux nickname supporters travel state to spread message

June 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

FARGO Traffic was slow in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot Thursday morning, slow to nothing, actually, in terms of people stopping by to visit or sign a petition. But that didn’t mean Eunice Davidson, an advocate for UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, wasn’t busy. The vote is just days away. Continue Reading

Fighting Sioux name supporters vow to continue fight

May 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS People working to persuade North Dakota voters to allow retirement of University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname next month say they’re encouraged by poll results released Wednesday showing their side with an edge among likely voters. Continue Reading

Voters: Retire FIghting Sioux name

May 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A month before the electoral showdown over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname, a new statewide poll shows likely voters inclined toward allowing the university to retire the historic name and logo. Continue Reading