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Women in leading roles isn't news ... or is it?

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February 15, 2019

Allete, the parent company of Minnesota Power and one of the largest companies in northern Minnesota, just named Bethany Owen as its new president, and intends to make her the chair and CEO of the company. She’s the first woman in the history of the company to hold that role.

The announcement did not make a huge splash in the media, and we’re somewhat grateful: a woman taking a leading role isn’t really news anymore.

In Minnesota, both U.S. Senators are women. Women have been in the the lieutenant governor’s seat since 1983. The Raiter Clinic has more female physicians than males on...

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