Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - With An Eye to the Past - 1970's - One Step Forward
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Once again, the media proved an ally to those seeking to change the system. Sam Newlund covered the Welsch case for the Minneapolis Tribune, while Ann Baker covered the issue for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The state Arc was a primary supporter of the lawsuit. Arc activists Lon Miller and Darlene Olson traveled throughout the state to organize local support.

Darlene Olson
Arc activist Darlene Olson organized
local support to change the way
Minnesota cared for people.
Welsch trial photo exhibits

Welsch Trial Slide Show Photographs from
the 1973 trial

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