Friday, May 4, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 4

May 4, 1958 – “After Minnesota's Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) had endorsed Coya Knutson for a third term in Congress, her husband Andy Knutson released to the press an open letter ordering his wife not to run for office again. In covering the story, The Fargo Forum coined the phrase ‘Coya, Come Home.’ Picked up by the Associated Press, ‘Coya, Come Home’ found its way onto front pages across the country.”

She eventually divorced her husband in 1962.

Coya Knutson

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