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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Virgil and Jane H. Fuchs
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Fuchs were farmers and protest leaders from Belgrade, Stearns County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How they learned about the line. Communicating with other farmers about the line. Preventing power company obtaining easements in Stearns County. Obtaining easements in Meeker County. Re-routing of line. Power Plant Siting Act - utilities being grandfathered out; choosing to come under act. Information hearings. Public hearings - corridor route; missing records; Citizen's Advisory Committee; routing of line; health hazards. Utilities projected energy needs. Working with legislators. Governor Perpich and the science court. The People's Power Project and Tesla's experiment being done on the Fuchs land. Federal lawsuit-reasons for filing; hope regarding outcome. Court injunction.
3 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
150 minutes length
Interviewee: Fuchs, Virgil
Interviewee: Fuchs, Jane H.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Belgrade, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.11 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'