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Despite vote, UND plans unchanged

Updated: March 11, 2011, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- State senators voted Friday to force the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, but the school's president said he would take his orders from the Board of Higher Education instead.

The Senate's 28-15 vote, following last month's overwhelming approval in the House, sets up a confrontation with the NCAA and the state education board, which asserts that it has the final say on whether the nickname stays or goes.

A spokesman said Gov. Jack Dalrymple ...

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