As proposed by two partnering utility companies, the CU Powerline would have stood 150 feet tall and cut across 8,000 acres of farmland in North Dakota and Minnesota. The plan sparked outrage in western Minnesota for its indifference toward small family farms.
Elizabeth Loetscher is a student at Macalester College, where she studies English. She was a MNopedia intern in 2018.
National Woman’s Party of Minnesota founder Sarah Tarleton Colvin called on women to abandon what she saw as the prevailing tactic of the day — gently guiding powerful men to support suffrage — and urged them instead to demand their rights.
Coya Knutson was first elected in 1952 and won re-election once before a campaign by her political opponents — and backed by her husband — sunk her career.
Though founded as a nonsectarian college, Macalester has always held ties to the Presbyterian Church.
She was president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association when the nineteenth amendment was passed in 1919.