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Published June 14, 2012, 05:18 PM

UND to officially continue its retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's official, the University of North Dakota can continue with its retirement of the Fighting Sioux Nickname.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's official, the University of North Dakota can continue with its retirement of the Fighting Sioux Nickname.

Grant Shaft - ND Board of Educators: "I think it's appropriate now for the board to give clear direction to the president of the University of North Dakota Dr. Kelley that he is to resume the retirement of the nickname and logo."

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education wasted no time in voting to tell UND to continue with its retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname. The university suspended the retirement until after Tuesday's primary results.

An overwhelming majority, 67% of North Dakotans voted to allow the University to continue with that retirement.

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