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Published March 03, 2011, 10:35 AM

James O'Rourke, the Director of the Rourke Art Museum and Gallery has died

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Family and friends are mourning the death of a pillar in our community. 77 year-old James O'Rourke, the Director of the Rourke Art Museum and Gallery died this afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

This is video from 1996 when he signed the lease to the old post office, what's now known as the Rourke Museum.

O'Rourke was a key player in developing the local arts scene and served as the president for the Plains Art Museum in its early days. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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