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Committee to hold public hearing on banning Indian mascots and names

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The state Assembly's Education Committee will hold a public hearing March 17 on the bill that would ban Indian team names and mascots in Wisconsin public schools.

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Dozens of names and logos have vanished in recent years, but there are still about 40 of them out there.

Under the measure, a person could complain to the state superintendent and that office would investigate.

If the superintendent finds merit, the affected school board would have a year to drop its Indian moniker or be fined up to $1,000 a day.

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