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The Fighting Sioux

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It has been a hot-button issue for years. The much talked about, much debated Fighting Sioux nickname debate. Voters are trying to decide, once and for all, whether to retire it or keep it and risk sanction by the NCAA.Yes: 82,015 (67.55%)No: 39,403 (32.45%)24/426 Precincts reporting A "Yes" vote retires the nickname. A "No" vote requires U-N-D to keep it.WDAY TV

Measure 2, the elimination of property taxes. Voters have resoundingly rejected the measure that would have made North Dakota the 1st state to end local property taxes.

The decision in 2011 to strip non-uniform employees of their collective bargaining rights caused a public backlash that resulted with the biggest City Council turnover since 1992 in Muskogee,OK. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees hope this year’s election results will translate into a victory for collective bargaining rights Mayor Bob Coburn(related to Tom Coburn), who declared support for employees’ right to collectively bargain during his campaign, said he is opposed to the proposed amendments..