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Published September 26, 2012, 12:05 PM

New NCAA agreement allows some Sioux logos to stay

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the NCAA has approved a new plan on the removal of American Indian imagery at a Grand Forks arena.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the NCAA has approved a new plan on the removal of American Indian imagery at a Grand Forks arena.

The state Board of Higher Education last spring ordered the University of North Dakota to drop its Fighting Sioux nickname, as was required in a 2007 settlement agreement with the NCAA.

The agreement originally called for all Sioux logos to be removed from the Ralph Engelstad Arena, where UND plays hockey, and the attached Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, where UND plays basketball.

The hockey arena has thousands of Indian-head logos, including a 10-foot sketch of an Indian head embedded in the granite floor and brass medallions on the outside chairs of most rows.

Stenehjem says the NCAA has agreed to let most of the logos stay.

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