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Fighting Sioux backers finish petition

Updated: February 8, 2012, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Is it the return of the Fighting Sioux? Supporters of the University of North Dakota's nickname turned in more than 17,000 signatures Tuesday night to cap a petition drive to force a statewide vote on a moniker the NCAA says is insulting to American Indians.

Campaign organizers said they had gathered far more than the 13,452 signatures needed to put a question before voters in June.

Reed Soderstrom, chairman of the referendum campaign, said organizers counted 17,213 ...

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