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Published February 09, 2011, 10:46 AM

Last Waltz in ND Senate

As a North Dakota state waltz, the tune "Dancing Dakota" had two left feet in the state Senate on Tuesday.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As a North Dakota state waltz, the tune "Dancing Dakota" had two left feet in the state Senate on Tuesday.

The song by Mandan songwriter and performer Chuck Suchy (SUE'-chee) was suggested for the honor.

Critics of the idea said there should be a contest instead. North Dakota senators voted 32-14 on Tuesday to reject the "Dancing Dakota" song as the official waltz.

North Dakota already has a state song. It's called the North Dakota Hymn. The legislation did not replace the song and established it as North Dakota's state hymn.

The bill is SB2194.

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