POLITICAL NOTES: Out of Andy's Inn

Andy's Hotel (prop. Andrew Knutson) used to be the place to go in Oklee, Minn, pop. (510). A good deal of its charm lay in its restaurant, where the innkeeper's blonde, comely wife Cornelia Knutson cooked hearty food, waited cheerfully on tables and made the guests feel right at home. But no longer: in 1954, popular "Coya" Knutson, long active in Minnesota's Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party, ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, visited every farm in northwest Minnesota's Ninth District, won, and went off to Washington. With Coya gone, the hotel business fell off to the point where Andy Knutson...

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