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Published March 31, 2011, 06:04 PM

Former Senator Byron Dorgan Speaks In UND Classes

Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan visited the University of North Dakota Thursday.

Students in Dana Harsell's "State & Local Government" class got a first hand glimpse of the process of government.

Dorgan gave a short background, then talked about his many years of service in local and national government.

Students were also able ask their questions about our local politics.

Ranging in topics about the conflicts overseas, Oil in North Dakota and the Fighting Sioux nickname.

Students say it makes class more interesting.

"It makes it so much better when you can actually see things and how they work. You talk to people who have actually experienced it. Makes it a lot more fun and interesting." said UND Senior Kraig Katterling.

"And it think follows along directly and you kind of see how things actually work, and how processes are put into place. So, absolutely," said UND freshman Melissa Mager.

Dorgan says he would like to guest lecture more often at UND.