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Fighting Sioux nickname opponents at Spirit Lake seek referendum delay

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FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- A referendum on the Fighting Sioux Nickname could die before it even gets on the ballot Tuesday because of a challenge from nickname opponents on the Spirit Lake Indian reservation.

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Terry Morgan and Erich Longie are alleging that more than 85 of the 301 signatures that it took to put the issue on the ballot are questionable. They're asking a tribal judge today to put the referendum on pause so they can challenge the signatures.

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