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Judge Will Not Force Nickname Vote At Standing Rock

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Saving UND's Fighting Sioux nickname from retirement seems almost impossible tonight, after a judge says he will not force a tribal vote on the issue. The action comes just the night before the nickname is to be officially retired, in the absence of approval from the state's two Sioux Tribes. WDAZ first told you about a lawsuit filed on the Standing Rock Reservation to get a tribal judge there to rule that the issue must be put to a vote of the people, but late Tuesday, the judge ruled that he will not make the tribe hold such a vote.