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Overflow crowd packs Concordia for Peace Prize Forum

MOORHEAD - An overflow crowd is at Concordia College this afternoon for the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. About 1,800 people registered for the two-day event, making it one of the largest forums ever. About 1,750 packed into Memorial Audit...

Muhammad Yunus

MOORHEAD - An overflow crowd is at Concordia College this afternoon for the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

About 1,800 people registered for the two-day event, making it one of the largest forums ever.

About 1,750 packed into Memorial Auditorium for the opening address with Greg Mortenson, co-author of "Three Cups of Tea" who has built more than 60 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Another 200 seats and a screen were set up elsewhere on campus to accommodate overflow.

The event continues through Saturday with the keynote address by Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and creator of the Grameen Bank.

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For more on this story, read Saturday's Forum.

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