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Legislators ready to change Sioux nickname law, Grand Forks delegation wants to move on

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GRAND FORKS -- When the 2011 North Dakota Legislature approved legislation that gave the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname the weight of law, the 12-member delegation representing Grand Forks and the university broke with the majority.

Citing concerns about potentially harmful consequences to UND, eight of the city's legislators -- six Democrats and two Republicans -- voted against the nickname bill offered by House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo.

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