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NDUS chancellor willing to extend Fighting Sioux deadline

BISMARCK - The chancellor of the North Dakota University System says he's willing to grant the Standing Rock Sioux tribe 30 more days to consider the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

BISMARCK - The chancellor of the North Dakota University System says he's willing to grant the Standing Rock Sioux tribe 30 more days to consider the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

Saturday is the deadline for Standing Rock leaders to weigh in on the debate. Some tribal members want to put the issue to a vote.

Chancellor William Goetz said he talked with tribal Chairman Charles Murphy on Wednesday. He said the Tribal Council is not scheduled to meet until the week of Nov. 9.

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