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Engelstad Threatened To Abandon Stadium

Bismarck - Ralph Engelstad, a Las Vegas casino owner who is building an $85 million hockey arena for the University of North Dakota, threatened to abandon the project if UND dropped its Fighting Sioux nickname. In response, the state Board of Higher Education voted 8-0 to keep it. Both the nickname and logo have drawn fire from American Indian students and tribal officials.

Source: USA Today Monday, January 15