University of North Dakota again dumps Fighting Sioux name; officials hope move is permanent

Full story: The Washington Post

Buck Striebel, a graduate of North Dakota State University, said he would vote to keep the nickname of the rival school.
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Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#1 Jun 14, 2012
Where did North Dakota get a Sioux name? Johnny Cash?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#2 Jun 14, 2012
What are NCAA requirements.....
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#3 Jun 14, 2012
Jumping through the right loops?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#4 Jun 14, 2012
UND History

The history of the University of North Dakota has been colorful since its beginning in 1883. Back then, the Dakota Territory was huge and sparsely populated with a variety of what were called "live wires" boosting their towns. The "live wire" for Grand Forks was George Walsh, who, after much dramatic maneuvering, managed to pass a bill locating the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks.

He actually submitted to the Territorial Legislature a blank piece of paper, titled "A Bill for an Act Locating the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks..." By the time the bill reached the Appropriations Committee, he had substituted a completed bill. It was the first time the term "North Dakota" was used, for statehood was not reached for another six years. Because the Territorial Legislature believed in equality in parceling out state institutions, The Disappointed cities of Bismarck and Jamestown had to settle for the state penitentiary and "insane asylum" (now Jamestown State Hospital), respectively.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#5 Jun 14, 2012
Hostile Canandian Indian Territory?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#6 Jun 14, 2012
Is it now a refuge from the Man Killer?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#7 Jun 14, 2012
Or is it for those who take too much soma?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#8 Jun 14, 2012
What's an owner grant claim? A bond fight?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#9 Jun 14, 2012
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Fargo, ND

#10 Jul 4, 2012
Please keep the name
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