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Judge orders state board to delay UND nickname decision

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The State Board of Higher Education has been told by a district judge that it may not retire UND's Fighting Sioux nickname until a hearing Dec. 9.


The temporary restraining order, dated Monday, came from Judge Michael G. Sturdevant of Bottineau, N.D., as part of a lawsuit against the board brought forward by the Committee For Understanding and Respect, a group of Spirit Lake nation nickname supporters.

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