The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Steve Mikkelson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Steve Mikkelson was born in Edina, Minnesota, in 1967. He graduated from Wayzata High School and in 1986 went to St. Cloud State University, where he majored in mass communication and minored in speech communication. He graduated in 1990 and worked for one year for a radio station in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, then worked for five years in Moorhead, Minnesota, for the International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin. At the time of the interview he worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mikkelson discusses how the MPCA handled pollution and water contamination issues related to the flood. More specifically, he talks about his early work for water coalition; what the water coalition does and how they operate and are funded; work for the MPCA; issues the MPCA deals with; work with other state agencies; concern about below-ground tanks during the 1997 flood; working with North Dakota agencies; dealing with media calls; worries about industrial spills; water purification since the flood; and final post-flood inspections and working with the Department of Health.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Mikkelson, Steve
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry
Dates Creation: 02/20/1998
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'

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