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Published June 14, 2012, 10:09 AM

UND directed to retire Fighting Sioux nickname

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Higher Education has directed the University of North Dakota to retire its Fighting Sioux nickname.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Higher Education has directed the University of North Dakota to retire its Fighting Sioux nickname.

State residents voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to uphold the Legislature's repeal of a state law requiring the school to use the nickname. The moniker that the NCAA finds offensive had been brought out of retirement for a second time while the measure was decided.

Board President Grant Shaft, of Grand Forks, says there's not much more that can be said about the issue that hasn't been said already.

UND will be asked to report its progress at a later date.

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