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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published November 17 2011

Board of Higher Education to seek meeting with Stenehjem

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The state Board of Higher Education plans to seek a meeting with North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to discuss the Fighting Sioux nickname.

Board President Grant Shaft said Thursday during a meeting at Valley City State University that the board is due to have a discussion with Stenehjem in light of several pending lawsuits that relate to the University of North Dakota nickname.

There are also issues pending that relate to the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the transition of that facility, Shaft said.

Board leadership will try to arrange a meeting with Stenehjem before the December board meeting.

– Amy Dalrymple