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I was reading the final issue of The NDPEA Advocate today and I found a supposition in Executive Director Stuart Savelkoul's commentary that humored me enough that I wanted to share it here. For those... Posted on 8/15/13 at 8:24 PM
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Had to raise my eyebrow over aparagraph in Grand Forks Herald story this morning on Rep. Al Carlson and the UND nickname issue:
"(Carlson) also suggested last week that Kelley or others at UND encour... Posted on 6/29/11 at 7:12 AM
The majority leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives is in a wheelchair after falling from the roof of his lake home. Fargo Republican Rep. Al Carlson tells KFGO radio that the 8-foot fall happened as he was preparing to go down a ladder. He landed on concrete and broke his right foot in three places.
The law is constitutional and the North Dakota Legislature will defend it if the State Board of Higher Education challenges it in the state Supreme Court, House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said Tuesday.
Carlson said he’ll vote ‘no’ to protest NCAA ‘bullying’ Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, the House majority leader and author of the law requiring UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, said Tuesday that a bill to repeal that law will be introduced in the special legislative session starting Nov. 7 and he expects it will pass.
The fact that attorney Carla Fredericks is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota seems to escape Al Carlson.
A native woman with roots in North Dakota, one who was able to obtain a Columbia University law degree, deserves our respect and not Carlson’s disdain.
After reading Al Carlson’s letter to State Board of Higher Education in which Carlson appeared to reverse himself on everything he promised after his meeting with NCAA, my first thought was, “the Fighting Sioux curse continues.”
To most North Dakotans, he’s known as the man who led the last-ditch effort to save UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname.
For the past seven months, House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo has dominated headlines across the state with what he saw as a mission to let the people of North Dakota be heard.
But N.D. leaders say Friday’s talks with NCAA ‘an effort worth making’ The long, impassioned and sometimes bitterly divisive fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo may see a watershed moment Friday when Gov. Jack Dalrymple leads a state delegation here for a face-to-face meeting with top officials of the NCAA.
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