Judge throws out 'Fighting Sioux' nickname lawsuit
GRAND FORKS - Though he said he didn't want to, district Judge Michael Sturdevant on Friday sided with the state Board of Higher Education by dismissing a lawsuit against the state involving the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname.
Sturdevant wrote he could find nothing in the settlement between the state and the NCAA that requires the board to keep the nickname and that the state constitution gives the board the authority to run state universities.
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