Congressman Rick Nolan hosted a "Real Time" federal budget exercise on campus Sept. 4. Community members, UMD staff and other Duluth public figures joined Nolan in giving their input toward finding ways to reduce the federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2014. Nolan held the public forum to examine areas of the budget that could either be reduced or be made a greater priority that would ultimately decrease or increase the federal budget. Attendants were asked to be "members of congress for the day," requiring them to create mini think tanks where they reviewed areas of economics, public policy and politics.
A full story on Nolan's visit will be in the next issue of the Statesman on Sept. 11.
by KIM HYATT