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    • CPA/UPA cable drum puller, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • A drum puller and reels of cable being strung for the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River, Minnesota high voltage power line construction through Grant County, Minnesota.
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • CPA/UPA cable drum puller, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • A drum puller and reels of cable being strung for the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River, Minnesota high voltage power line construction through Grant County, Minnesota.
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • CPA/UPA power line tower construction, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • Lower section of a power line tower with a crane ready to lift middle section of tower into place. Construction in Grant County, Minnesota for the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River, Minnesota...
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • CPA/UPA power line tower construction, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • Men constructing the lower portion of a power line tower for the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River, Minnesota high voltage power line construction through Grant County, Minnesota.
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Helicopter with tow cable, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • View from below of a helicopter with tow cable working on the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River, Minnesota power line towers in Grant County, Minnesota.
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Joining top and lower sections of power line tower, Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1976 - 1978
    • A crane helicopter keeps the top portion of a power line tower in place while workers connect it to the base of the tower, for the construction of the Cooperative Power Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota/United Power Association, Elk River,...
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Alice Tripp

    • 1977-12-06
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tripp was a farmer from Belgrade in Stearns County. She was a protest leader and a candidate for Governor in 1978. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Learning about the powerline project. Involvement in Keep Towers Out, Counties United...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with C. David Nelson

    • 1977-04-22
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nelson had been a resident of Glenwood, Minnesota since 1964. He became Pope County attorney in 1966. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How he became involved in powerline issue. Role in hearings. Sheriff Emmons and enforcement of...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Carolyn Koudela

    • 1979-02-21
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Koudela was a farmer from Alexandria, Douglas County. She was president of Save Our Countryside. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Initial involvement with powerline controversy. Background in community involvement. Learning about the...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Berg

    • 1977-06-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Berg was born and raised in Traverse County. He lived and operated a farm in Chokio, Stevens County. From 1973 through 1976 he served in the State Senate. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background; role in Senate and involvement...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Charles L. Anderson

    • 1979-02-14
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anderson was President, board of directors of Cooperative Power Association. He was a farmer in Litchfield, Meeker County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Impact of powerline on the area. Structure of Meeker Cooperative...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with David Fjoslien

    • 1978-02-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Fjoslien was a native of Brandon, Minnesota and he owned and operated a farm nearby. He was elected to the state legislature in 1972. He also served on numerous committees including the Environment and Natural Resources...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Deborah Pick

    • 1979-02-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pick was a native of Wisconsin. She moved to Minneapolis in 1975 to attend school and work. While attending school on and off, she taught in special programs for emotionally disturbed children, worked in the theater, and...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Donald Olson

    • 1978-04-18
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Olson earned a degree from the University of Minnesota in international relations. While he was in graduate school, he became involved in the anti-war movement of the 60s. He was a potter and taught pottery in a...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ed Schrom

    • 1978-02-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Schrom was a native of Albany, Minnesota, where he lived and owned a farm at the time of the interview. In 1970 he was elected to the State Senate. He served on a number of commissions including Agriculture, Natural...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with George W. Crocker

    • 1979-02-21
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Crocker was from Minneapolis and graduated from Stillwater High School. He attended the University of Minnesota for several years when he became involved in the anti-war movement. He worked as a draft counselor and...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Harold C. Hagen

    • 1977-06-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hagen was a farmer from Pope County and was president of Counties United for a Rural Environment (CURE). SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. How Hagen first learned about the the powerline project. Routing of line. Power...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Hervey Richardson

    • 1977-12-07
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richardson resided in Morris, Minnesota. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Agralite Cooperative board of directors. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Development of telephone cooperatives. Development of Rural Electrification...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ira D. Emmons

    • 1977-04-29
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Emmons was sheriff of Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Police department's first involvement with the powerline controversy; potential conflict with utilities surveying; dealing with confrontations; local people's...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with James Gelbman

    • 1977-12-08
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gelbman was the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) coordinator at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background information on MPIRG. How MPIRG chooses issues to be involved in....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with James Nelson

    • 1977-05-31
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nelson was born and raised on a farm and at the time of the interview was a farmer in Grant County, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, he earned a undergradute degree in physics at the University of Minnesota...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with John Millhone

    • 1978-04-10
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Millhone received his degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1950. He was the director of the Iowa Energy Policy Council. In 1975, he was appointed director of the Minnesota Energy Agency. Millhone was...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with John R. Stone

    • 1979-02-21
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stone was the editor of the Pope County Tribune. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Pope County Tribune. Coverage of the powerline controversy. Getting information on issues from the cooperatives and the utilities. Effect of...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Kenneth Wald

    • 1978-03-24
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wald received his master's degree in forestry. Immediately upon obtaining his degree, he began working as a environmental use planner for the State Department of Natural Resources. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Lawrence B. Hartman

    • 1978-02-27
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hartman was a project manager for the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. He received his undergraduate degree in History and Economics and a master's in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to working for the Minnesota...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Sieling

    • 1977-05-18
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sieling was a farmer from Perham, Minnesota and was director of the Lake Region Cooperative Electrical Association.SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Background of Lake Region Co-op. How co-op expanded service. Assessing...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy C. Barsness

    • 1979-02-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Barsness was a farmer from Cyrus, Pope County. She freelanced as a reporter on the powerline controversy for KMRS Radio and several newspapers in Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Getting involved in the powerline...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy C. Barsness

    • 1979-02-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Barsness was a farmer from Cyrus, Pope County. She freelanced as a reporter on the powerline controversy for KMRS Radio and several newspapers in Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Getting involved in the powerline...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Jost

    • 1979-02-14
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jost was a farmer near Morris in Stevens County. He was vice-president, board of directors of Cooperative Power Association and a member, board of directors of Agralite Cooperative. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. History...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Tollefson

    • 1978-03-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tollefson was a a farmer in Northfield, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: First knowledge of powerline; petition for powerline. Health and safety. As member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee. Problems with 1973 siting...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Peter Vanderpoel

    • 1978-03-17
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vanderpoel was an editorial writer and reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and the St. Paul papers before becoming the director for the State Planning and Agency and Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. SUBJECTS...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Philip O. Martin

    • 1978-07-27
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martin was born and raised on a farm in North Dakota. He served in the Air Force for four years and then attended the University of North Dakota where he received a degree in business administration with a major in...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson

    • 1979-02-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hanson was raised on a farm and is a farmer in Pope County. He attended Alexandria Tech School and at the time of the interview was pursuing a degree at the University of Morris. In 1978, Hanson was the manager of Alice...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson

    • 1979-02-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hanson was raised on a farm and is a farmer in Pope County. He attended Alexandria Tech School and at the time of the interview was pursuing a degree at the University of Morris. In 1978, Hanson was the manager of Alice...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Robert S. Banks

    • 1978-03-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Banks earned a graduate degree in environmental health at the University of Minnesota. While earning his degree, he began working part-time for the power plant siting staff of the Environmental Quality Board. After...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Sheldon

    • 1979-08-07
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sheldon was born and raised in Minneapolis. In 1970, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. After graduating, he was the editor of two weekly newspapers and was with Associated Press...
    • Minnesota Historical Society

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