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Board to file lawsuit over Fighting Sioux

Updated: February 13, 2012, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota's Board of Higher Education voted Monday to sue to attempt to block a public vote on a state law that requires the University of North Dakota's athletics teams to be called the Fighting Sioux.

The board approved the lawsuit after meeting by telephone with state attorney general Wayne Stenehjem, who said he was confident the law violates the North Dakota Constitution. The constitution gives the board broad powers to manage the state's 11 public colleges, Stenehjem ...

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