Heitkamp's Senate win tops ND stories for 2012 - Article Photos 5/6

FILE - In this March 16, 2012, file photo, North Dakota hockey players wearing Fighting Sioux logo jerseys that were replaced by new jerseys during WCHA Final Five Championships in St. Paul, Minn. The decades-old debate over whether to keep the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname finally seemed to come to an end as 68 percent of voters in the June primary agreed it was time to drop the nickname deemed "hostile and abusive" by the NCAA. In what appears to be a final nail in the nickname's casket, a group pushing a state constitutional amendment to save it missed a December deadline to resurrect the issue. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)