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UND nickname deadline extended 30 days

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GRAND FORKS - The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname will live on for at least 30 more days to give the new Standing Rock tribal council a chance to weigh in on the issue.

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The state Board of Higher Education extended today's deadline in a 6 to 1 vote.

If the Standing Rock tribal council indicates by Oct. 31 it wants to hold a referendum on the nickname, the board will consider another extension.

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