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    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ronnie Brooks

    • 1979-08-09
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Brooks was originally from New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and did her graduate work in political science at Michigan State. After graduating, she taught at Michigan State and...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Strand

    • 1978-02-02
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Strand was raised in Cyrus, Minnesota. He was a farmer in Cyrus and was elected to the state Senate in 1976. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Initial involvement with powerline project. Pope County's involvement. Corridor...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Strand

    • 1978-02-02
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Strand was raised in Cyrus, Minnesota. He was a farmer in Cyrus and was elected to the state Senate in 1976. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Initial involvement with powerline project. Pope County's involvement. Corridor...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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
    • Standard Atlas of Polk County, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Standard atlas and plat book for Polk County, Minnesota. Features include a map of the entire county, individual township maps, a map of Minnesota, a map of the United State and a world map. An extensive Advertising section is also included at the...
    • Fosston Public Library
    • 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 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 Wayne Olhoft

    • 1977-12-29
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Olhoft was a state Senator from Herman, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. The Power Plant Siting Act-reason for creating; problems with act; amendments. Environmental Quality Board-effectiveness of; role of;...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Wendell Bradley

    • 1978-03-19
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bradley was a professor of physics at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He was involved in Coalition of Rural Environmental Groups. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background; involvement with Coalition of Rural...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota, 1909

    • 1909
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Cottonwood County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; Analysis of the System...
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Plat book of Grant County containing plats of all townships with owner's names, plats of county villages, also maps of the state, the United States and the world also an Outline Map of the county showing locations of townships, villages, roads,...
    • Grant County 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 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
    • Standard Atlas of Olmsted County Minnesota

    • 1896
    • A Plat Book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, Map of the State, United States and World, Farmers Directory, Reference Business Directory and Departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the System of US Land Surveys,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • The Organizer (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Volume 1, Number 16

    • 1934-07-31
    • The Organizer is the newsletter published by the General Drivers Local 574 of the Teamsters Union. Published from July to October 1934, this was a first of its kind daily union strike update newsletter. The Organizer provided an in-depth look into...
    • Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Herman Library, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    • 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 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 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 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
    • The Organizer (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Volume 1, Number 19

    • 1934-08-03
    • The Organizer is the newsletter published by the General Drivers Local 574 of the Teamsters Union. Published from July to October 1934, this was a first of its kind daily union strike update newsletter. The Organizer provided an in-depth look into...
    • Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Herman Library, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    • 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 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 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 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 Wayne Schumacher

    • 1977-05-31
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Schumacher was a farmer in Glenwood, Minnesota. He served as State Representative from District 15a during the 1975-1976 session and served on the Health and Welfare, Higher Education, and Transportation committees. ...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Full title reads, "Standard Atlas of Blue Earth County, Minnesota, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States and World. Patrons Directory, Reference Business Directory and...
    • Blue Earth County 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
    • The Organizer (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Volume 1, Number 13

    • 1934-07-28
    • The Organizer is the newsletter published by the General Drivers Local 574 of the Teamsters Union. Published from July to October 1934, this was a first of its kind daily union strike update newsletter. The Organizer provided an in-depth look into...
    • Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Herman Library, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    • The Organizer (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Volume 1, Number 20

    • 1934-08-04
    • The Organizer is the newsletter published by the General Drivers Local 574 of the Teamsters Union. Published from July to October 1934, this was a first of its kind daily union strike update newsletter. The Organizer provided an in-depth look into...
    • Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Herman Library, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    • 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 Highways, May 1956

    • 1956-05
    • This issue covers on-the-job injuries, snow fencing, traffic safety, and a photograph of the first Taylor's Falls bridge. Minnesota Highways was the official employee newsletter of the Minnesota Department of Highways (1951-1976).
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library

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