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Published February 21, 2013, 05:43 PM

Heitkamp Congratulates Local Athlete

Thursday Heitkamp congratulated Grand Forks' gold medalist Tommy Mikkelson on his recent win in South Korea. Tommy took gold at the Special Olympics in the Alpine Novice Super G as well as a bronze in the slalom event earlier this month.

Thursday Heitkamp congratulated Grand Forks' gold medalist Tommy Mikkelson on his recent win in South Korea. Tommy took gold at the Special Olympics in the Alpine Novice Super G as well as a bronze in the slalom event earlier this month.

Heitkamp says the 22-year-old should be used to the limelight by now. Heitkamp awarded Mikkelson with an American flag which was flown over the Nation's capitol in honor of him. Mikkelson says it's "very cool" that the Senator took the time to congratulate him.

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