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Senate confirms Fargo native as next U.S. counterterrorism chief

FARGO - A Fargo-born man has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the nation's next counterterrorism chief. Matthew G. Olsen, a former prosecutor with extensive experience in intelligence for the federal government, is the son of Van Olsen, a Nor...

FARGO - A Fargo-born man has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the nation's next counterterrorism chief.

Matthew G. Olsen, a former prosecutor with extensive experience in intelligence for the federal government, is the son of Van Olsen, a North Dakota native who once lived in Fargo and served as chief of staff to Rep. Mark Andrews, R-N.D., in the 1960s.

Matthew Olsen was born in 1962 in Fargo and was 3 years old when the family moved to Washington, D.C.

President Obama nominated Olsen for the post July 1.

The article comes from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, like the Herald a Forum Communications Co. newspaper.

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