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Standing Rock nickname supporters report 850 signatures on petition

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Supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have collected 850 signatures on a petition to have the tribe vote on the issue, their spokesman, Archie Fool Bear, said Tuesday. The group had aimed for 600 signatures by about the middle of last month, but missed the deadline and kept going instead. “Right now, it’s looking pretty positive,” Fool Bear said. “A lot of positive comments coming back from people.”