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Judge dismisses case over controversial UND nickname

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A district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education that sought to prevent the body from retiring the University of North Dakota’s controversial nickname. Judge Michael G. Sturdevant said in his decision that he would’ve preferred otherwise, but he can see no legal reason that the state board could not change the nickname. Nevertheless he rapped the board for its failure to fight hard to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname.