Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Strand
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Description 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 selection committee - placing of corridor; placing of line within the corridor. Legislature dealing with public input process - lack of substantive changes; public attitudes toward. Running for office. Moratorium. Health and safety issues. DC vs. AC line. State control over line after it is built. Need for line. Impact on future powerlines. Laws of eminent domain. Personal impact of controversy. Effect on people within Strand's district. Disagreement within the community. State troopers. Resignation of Pope County attorney. Predictions on outcome. Role of Governors Anderson and Perpich. Responsibility to constituents. Legislation and alternative energy sources.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
26 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150 minutes length
Place Subject: Cyrus, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Strand, Roy E.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/02/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.38
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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