Weather Forecast

Odden leans on the snooker table he lobbied the MSUM student recreation center for to appeal to international students. Odden is active in student senate and was crowned homecoming king. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

57-year-old student gains popularity on MSUM campus

Email News Alerts

MOORHEAD -- As a teenager, Al Odden's battle cry was, "Don't trust anyone over 30."

Now, at 57, the Minnesota State University Moorhead student's classmates are younger than his children.


And he fits right in.

Odden, who went back to school to become a middle school earth science teacher, practically lives on campus.

He spends his time leading a student senate committee, cheering for the Dragons and playing pool in the rec center.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.