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Published February 18, 2011, 04:05 PM

ND House to Take Up Fighting Sioux Bills Monday

The North Dakota House plans to vote on three bills Monday that would require the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux athletics nickname.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House plans to vote on three bills Monday that would require the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux athletics nickname.

The Legislature will be in session Monday on the Presidents' Day holiday. House Republican majority leader Al Carlson of Fargo says the Fighting Sioux bills will be decided when the House's floor session begins at 1 p.m. Monday.

Carlson is the primary sponsor of a bill that would require UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname. It says the attorney general should sue the NCAA if there are any penalties for keeping the name.

The other two bills say UND must keep the nickname unless a Standing Rock Sioux tribal referendum revokes permission to use the name.

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