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Published April 26, 2013, 02:29 PM

Heitkamp saddened by former governor's death

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is among the state's politicians mourning the death of former Gov. William Guy. Heitkamp issued a statement from her verified Twitter account Friday, saying she was saddened by the news.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is among the state's politicians mourning the death of former Gov. William Guy.

Heitkamp issued a statement from her verified Twitter account Friday, saying she was saddened by the news.

Says Heitkamp, "He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of North Dakotans."

Former Sen. Kent Conrad confirmed to The Associated Press that Guy died Friday at age 93. Conrad tells the AP that Guy was a remarkable leader with vision.

The Democrat served as governor for more than a decade, beginning in 1961.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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