OUR OPINION SUNDAY: Carlson should make nickname change happen
Published 08/13/2011, Grand Forks Herald
The House majority leader got UND into this fix. Now, he should show the way out.
Pulling the goalie at the end of a hockey game usually doesn’t work, either. And in the end, that’s what the North Dakota law commanding UND to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname amounted to. It was a last-ditch effort against long odds to get the NCAA to change its mind. But it failed. Now, state leaders should turn toward repealing the law. And House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, should take the lead.