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Jake Lenoir, left, Wesley Big Track, center, and Jeff Whiteshield, background, watch for pike in a stream on the Spirit Lake Reservation on Tuesday. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Spirit Lake voters overwhelmingly support Fighting Sioux nickname

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FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- Spirit Lake voters apparently overwhelmingly support UND's Fighting Sioux nickname in a referendum Tuesday.

Late Tuesday, the Herald was still trying to verify the results with election judges. But nickname supporter Eunice Davidson said her source at the ballot counting site said the unofficial results are 774 "yes" to 378 "no," giving the nickname 67 percent of the vote.

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