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Published February 03, 2012, 07:12 PM

Fighting Sioux nickname petition garners over 12,000 signatures

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The petition drive to restore the Fighting Sioux nickname is within a thousand signatures needed to put the issue to a state-wide vote.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The petition drive to restore the Fighting Sioux nickname is within a thousand signatures needed to put the issue to a state-wide vote.

The petition organizer says his group has a solid 12,500 signatures. Reed Soderstrom says they've had little trouble collecting signatures, except in Grand Forks. He says very few businesses will allow petitions. He blames that on pressure from UND administrators.

The deadline to turn in the petitions is midnight Tuesday.

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