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Robert Kelley

UND president wants Sioux nickname mandate repealed

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GRAND FORKS - At the conclusion of last week's meeting of the state Board of Higher Education in Minot, UND President Robert Kelley approached Grant Shaft, the board member who has taken the lead on the roiling Fighting Sioux nickname controversy.

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"He has been the principal spokesperson on this," Kelley said. "I asked if he would object to my speaking out now. He said he wouldn't."

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