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Chancellor: Standing Rock at standstill

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The University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname is in political limbo at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, North Dakota University System Chancellor Bill Goetz said Thursday. After meeting earlier with tribal Chairman Charles W. Murphy, Goetz reported to the state Board of Higher Education that the chairman will not push for a referendum on the issue and that there’s no indication the Tribal Council is inclined to conduct one.