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Bill Gates to speak at Concordia in Moorhead this spring

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Microsoft co-founder and company chairman Bill Gates will visit Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., on April 27 to deliver a keynote address, the Fargo-Moorhead Forum reports. His speech will be part of the college’s dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Grant Center.

“The imagination and philanthropic spirit that define the achievement and generosity of Bill Gates make him a splendid person to inaugurate the new home of Concordia's Offutt School of Business, which expresses the innovative character of the College and its commitment to educating leaders dedicated to the common good,” Concordia President William Craft said in a news release.

The event will be free and open to the public, but admission will require a ticket. Additional information will be released March 20 on Concordia's website.

Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. said it may expand its Fargo, N.D., campus as early as 2015. The software giant employs roughly 1,800 workers in the Fargo-Moorhead area and long-range plans call for 900 additional jobs.

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