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TOM MILLER COLUMN: It’s time for lawmakers to backpedal on nickname

Published 06/11/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Al Carlson, other North Dakota state lawmakers and some of the most passionate Fighting Sioux nickname supporters have been playing with fire. Friday’s news that UND’s acceptance into the Big Sky Conference could be jeopardized by the nickname controversy has taken their cozy, controlled campfire and swept it into a full-blown, raging forest fire.

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