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Lawmakers Pass Bill To Keep UND’s “Fighting Sioux” Name

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By Adam Carter, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

BISMARCK, N.D. (WCCO) – The North Dakota House has approved a bill that would force the University of North Dakota to keep the “Fighting Sioux” nickname.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Audio: House Majority Leader Al Carlson

However, Fargo representative Kathy Hawken says this issue has been settled, and university students want to move on.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Audio: Fargo Representative Kathy Hawken

The bill also recommends that the state attorney general sue the NCAA if it attempts to penalize the school for keeping the Sioux name and logo.

The legislation now moves to the North Dakota Senate.

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