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Published November 09, 2011, 08:52 AM

ND House says UND may drop Fighting Sioux name

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's House has given final legislative approval to a bill that lets the University of North Dakota retire its Fighting Sioux nickname.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's House has given final legislative approval to a bill that lets the University of North Dakota retire its Fighting Sioux nickname.

The House voted 63-31 on Wednesday to repeal a law that requires UND to keep the nickname and an American Indian logo. The bill says UND can't approve another nickname before January 2015.

The measure now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple (DAL'-rihm-puhl). The governor has said he'll sign it. UND wants to drop the nickname and logo to end NCAA sanctions against the school. The association says the nickname is offensive to American Indians.

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