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Nickname supporters at Standing Rock begin push to add UND nickname to ballot

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Supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be starting a petition drive today to get the issue on the ballot. Tom Iron, one of the supporters, said the group aims to have at least 600 signatures by next Wednesday. He said he’s spoken with Chairman Charlie Murphy about the matter, and the chairman has promised to cooperate.