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There was standing room only during the legislative hearing regarding the Fighting Sioux nickname on Monday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Bismarck. Legislators are considering repealing the law that requires the University of North Dakota to keep its nickname. (Photo by Teri Finneman, Forum Communications)

ND lawmakers get earful over Fighting Sioux nickname repeal

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BISMARCK -- As he and other legislators settled in for a two-hour hearing Monday on a bill that could lead to retirement of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname, Sen. Layton Freborg, R-Underwood, pleaded with people waiting to testify to keep it short.

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"Remember," he said, "we've heard it all before."

They heard it all again.

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