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Petitioners want Raiders red again

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Some folks in Wisconsin Rapids want their School Board to do an about-face and put the "Red" back in the nickname Red Raiders.

The board dropped the word this month as the state keeps trying to get schools to dump their Indian nicknames and logos.

Now, some local businesses and a group on Facebook.com say hundreds of folks have signed petitions to make their Raiders red again.

They said the word does not have to pertain to Indians.

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