By: Amy Dalrymple, INFORUM

MOORHEAD – Roland Dille is a walking history book.

The longest-serving Minnesota State University Moorhead president led the campus through tumultuous times of anti-war protests and racial unrest.

Now 87, Dille stays as connected to campus as his health will allow and works on various writing projects, including his memoirs, a history of his hometown of Dassel, Minn., and a mystery novel.

“I say that I have more projects than the New Deal,” Dille said.

On Friday, Dille received the 2011 Clay County Heritage Award for his efforts to preserve local history.

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