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North Dakota's Chris VandeVelde (left) sets up next to Bemidji State goalie Matt Dalton during a game January at John Glas Fieldhouse. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has told UND that it must cease using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo unless a 30-year agreement can be reached with the namesake tribes. Pioneer File Photo/Eric Stromgren

Fighting Sioux logo, nickname on the way out

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The University of North Dakota must retire the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo starting Oct. 1 unless the university can get not only the blessings of the two namesake tribes but a 30-year agreement with those tribes, the State Board of Higher Education decided Thursday.

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