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UND nickname referendum still on at Spirit Lake Reservation

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Opponents of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname in the Spirit Lake Tribe were unable to convince a judge to halt the nickname referendum scheduled for Tuesday.

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Terry Morgan, one of the opponents, said he had found more than 85 fraudulent signatures on the petition that led to the referendum. But, he said, the judge decided that the allegation doesn't matter because the Tribal Council had voted in March to put the referendum on the ballot.

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