Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Jost

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Titles Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Jost
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jost was a farmer near Morris in Stevens County. He was vice-president and member of the board of directors of Cooperative Power Association and a member of the board of directors of Agralite Cooperative. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. History of Cooperative Power Association. Planning of the project and different power source options considered. Anticipating opposition to the line. Role of local cooperatives and informing people of route. Power Plant Siting Act. What people were reacting to concerning the line. Role as board of director and dealing with members of Agralite. Health and safety concerns. Cost effectiveness of one plant as opposed to a decentralized system. Public hearings. Science court. How utilities dealt with confrontations. Determining the need for a line. Utilities and research of energy source options. Impact of controversy on other powerline projects. How Jost became a director. Role as a CPA representative. Membership involvement in cooperatives. Positive benefits of controversy on cooperatives. Impact of involvement with cooperatives on life. Final comments.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Jost, Paul
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Places Subject: Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/14/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.21 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'


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