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

FILE - In this, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, file photo, Buck Striebel holds up a University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux T-shirt while his wife, GaeLynn, sorts through other shirts on sale at a sporting goods store in Bismarck, N.D. 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/James MacPherson, File)