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Sending care from North Dakota

Minnkota employees assembled care packages this September for plant workers serving on the border in the North Dakota National Guard.

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Minnkota applauds electric co-op provisions in Inflation Reduction Act

Recently signed Inflation Reduction Act will help accelerate energy projects such at Minnkota's Project Tundra carbon capture initiative.

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Living great in the 218

Greater Bemidji’s relocation program is attracting telecommuters to Beltrami Electric Cooperative’s service area.

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Old car, new tricks

Minnkota's plant fuel supervisor, Tony Aman, has made the cooperative proud with his completion of the famous Great Race.

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Food for the community, food for the soul

The Rural Access Distribution (RAD) Cooperative is combatting North Dakota grocery store closures with some small-town collaboration.

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5 questions with Matt Marshall, Minnkota's economic development administrator

Matt Marshall, Minnkota’s economic development administrator, answers our five questions on his role at Minnkota and how he is helping our members and municipals promote growth and opportunity in their service territories.

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Harnessing the grit of the grass

A Red River Valley Co-op Power business member is using native landscaping to improve the ecology of the prairie.

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CEO McLennan speaks on direct-pay incentives (LiveWire)

Minnkota president and CEO Mac McLennan recently spoke with NRECA's LiveWire about the opportunities direct-pay tax incentives could hold for Minnkota's Project Tundra.

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Minnkota, NRECA CEOs publish op-ed on reliability

Minnkota CEO Mac McLennan and NRECA CEO Jim Matheson published a joint opinion column focused on projected grid challenges and what can be done to maintain electric reliability.

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Sounding the alarm on grid reliability

National grid operators and regulators are warning that North Dakota and Minnesota may be at risk of power outages this summer.

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Answering the call

When a historic late-season winter storm left members of the Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative without power, Minnkota and other electric cooperatives stepped up to help.

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‘A culture of compliance’

Minnkota has logged another successful NERC audit thanks to the cooperative's strong leadership and proactive planning.

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Community and cooperative connector

Marty Tetrault has taken another step into service as Cavalier Rural Electric’s newest general manager.

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Bringing the heat in the glass industry

Fargo’s Cardinal IG glass plant has found growing power in its partnership with Cass County Electric Cooperative.

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Project Tundra receives $100 million loan from state of North Dakota

Project Tundra has received a $100 million loan from state of North Dakota.

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Minnkota Communications team collects national awards

Minnkota was recently honored with two NRECA Spotlight on Excellence awards for its digital and written communication efforts in 2021.

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WoundAssure wins 2022 Freeman Design Awards

The 2022 Andrew Freeman Design Innovation Awards were held on May 10 at the University of North Dakota.

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Minnkota and Summit Carbon Solutions announce CO2 storage partnership

The agreement will accelerate development of the largest fully permitted carbon storage site in the United States and position major carbon capture and storage projects for success.

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Resilient By Design

On April 1, Minnkota held its first in-person annual meeting in nearly three years. The meeting’s theme, Resilient By Design, recognized how Minnkota persevered through the pandemic, volatile energy market conditions and rapid industry change.

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Our Power

A bear of a line project

Minnkota’s Power Delivery crews need to overcome many challenges to complete work on a unique northern Minnesota landscape.

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Our Power

The wrath of the Red

Twenty-five years after the historic 1997 ice storm and flood, current Minnkota employees reflected on the natural disasters that tested the resilience of the cooperative.

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Community

A place for volts and vitamins

Minnkota joins community partners to host Grand Forks Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event for a second year.

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Ahead of the herd

IDEA Competition winner MUSKOX has taken snow blower innovation by the horns in northwest Minnesota.

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Grid operators, regulators forecast reliability risks

The evolving energy transition represents challenges and opportunities for Minnkota and the industry as a whole.

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The ice (and nice) is stronger here

Brutal winter conditions won’t keep the community of Warroad, Minn., from a second year of Riverbend Skate Path fame.

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Minnkota members extend wholesale power contracts

Minnkota and its member cooperatives have reached agreements to extend their contracts by three years to 2058.

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Minnkota receives CO2 storage permit from NDIC

The permit approval will help advance the cooperative’s Project Tundra carbon capture initiative.

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The Digi-Key difference

A major facility expansion will allow an electronics distribution company to thrive within its rural Minnesota community.

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Minnkota shows grit and growth during GridEx

A nationwide exercise has become one of the best ways for employees to prepare for the worst.

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Our Power

‘Keep calm and outage on’

Milton R. Young Station employees have once again used a major planned outage to keep Unit 1 strong and reliable.

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Employees donate $3,507 to holiday causes

A local food pantry and children’s gift program were the recipients of employees' extra December support.

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Rate stability highlights 2022 budget

Minnkota's board of directors approved the 2022 capital and operating budgets, which anticipate no rate adjustment for Class A member cooperatives.

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The lineworker treatment

Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative recently created a dream experience for a young power enthusiast diagnosed with leukemia.

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Our Power

Reliable power for reliable packages

The FAR1 Amazon Fulfillment Center has become the latest Cass County Electric Cooperative member in a growing Fargo community.

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Technology

Looking beyond the digital walls

The security of today's grid requires new collaborative strategies - and Minnkota's cybersecurity team is a step ahead in the proccess.

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Fresh power in the old power plant

A new Grand Forks research facility is unearthing an energy future in Minnkota’s energy past.

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Community

Hard hats and fire helmets

Red Lake Electric Cooperative boasts six employees on the local volunteer fire department.

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Community

Minnkota celebrates Drive Electric Week with co-op partners

Two EV ride-and-drive events drew crowds to electric cooperatives in Bemidji and Roseau, Minn., during National Drive Electric Week.

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RE Magazine features Shannon Mikula

Minnkota special projects counsel Shannon Mikula has been named one of 20 “Co-op Rising Stars” by RE Magazine.

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Collaborate, innovate, cultivate, repeat

The Fargo-based Grand Farm initiative is leveraging local and global partners to electrify the future of agriculture.

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Driving the dialogue on grid reliability

With grid challenges coming into focus, Minnkota leaders are working to chart a path forward.

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Community

Minnkota and CoBank team up to “Share Success”

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative donated $20,000 to local programs as a part of CoBank's matched giving program.

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Successful sessions

Minnkota and its cooperative members are celebrating major energy legislation recently passed in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Our Power

Substation communication revolution

Minnkota's system-wide deployment of distribution automation technology is rapidly enhancing response and reliability.

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Compton ready to answer the call

North Star Electric Cooperative’s new general manager is committed to transparency and accessibility.

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From zero to EV

Auto dealers and co-ops are merging new models, more chargers and incentives to accelerate electric vehicle growth in the north.

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Community

Minnkota and Jamestown students partner for improvement

University of Jamestown engineers-in-training used a senior project to help enhance Minnkota's plant systems.

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Student engineers recognized in annual Freeman Competition

Minnkota continued its support of up-and-coming innovators with the 2021 Andrew Freeman Design Innovation Competition.

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Built for service

Roseau Electric Cooperative is expanding its fiber-to-the-home network to more rural members and the City of Roseau.

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Recipe for success

Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative’s Deanna Lefebvre has been chosen to lead as the next general manager.

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Clear leadership

Bruce Bjerke has retired after 15 years as Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative’s general manager.

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We power on

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative annual meetings reflect on a 2020 navigated with resiliency.

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Technology

Minnkota produces Project Tundra video

Minnkota has released a new 12-minute video that tells the story of its carbon capture initiative, Project Tundra.

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Our Power

Power over the market

Minnkota's energy marketers combined the cooperative's reliable resources and demand response program to avoid a cold-weather crisis.

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Popping into business

A North Dakota farm family has built a packaging company to support the local economy, give back to the community and create a generational legacy.

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Community

Minnkota Jeans Day Fund gives big on Giving Hearts Day

Minnkota's Grand Forks employees used an annual February giving event to make their donations dollars go further.

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Technology

Finding injection perfection

The latest Project Tundra simulations show promising properties for CO2 injection and storage near Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station.

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North Star's guiding light

After a 43-year cooperative career, North Star Electric’s Ann Ellis is setting a new course – retirement.

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Minnkota donates pump to BSC

A recent Young Station upgrade led to an unexpected equipment gift to Bismarck State College's power plant technology program.

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Minnkota donates food and supplies to community

Minnkota's Young Station used a unique surplus of supplies to support the holiday needs of its home communities.

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Buyer beware

Minnkota has strengthened its supply chain to navigate COVID-19 and new cybersecurity standards.

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Advocacy from afar

Virtual meetings have kept Minnkota engaged with lawmakers in advance of important legislative sessions.

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Syncing the sound

From innovative engineering to flawless work in the field, Minnkota is working to enhance and improve its demand response system.

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Dolan to lead Wild Rice Electric

Wild Rice Electric Cooperative’s new CEO brings more than two decades of co-op experience.

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A legacy of loyalty

Wild Rice Electric Cooperative CEO Steve Haaven has retired after 47 years of service to members.

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Minnkota board approves 2021 budget

Average wholesale rates are projected to remain stable as Minnkota’s rate structure change is implemented.

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Community

Minnkota gives thanks for healthcare heroes

Minnkota and Nodak Electic Cooperative treated Greater Grand Forks' healthcare workers with an appreciation lunch and posters of gratitude.

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Young Station Unit 1 celebrates 50 years

On Nov. 20, Minnkota’s Milton R. Young Station will mark 50 years of generating reliable and affordable electric power for the region.

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Community

For the heat of the hunt

This October, a national cocker spaniel competition found a host home on the shore of Minnkota’s Nelson Lake.

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A positive charge

Minnkota’s chief money maven Karen Thingelstad is preparing for retirement after an impressive 27-year cooperative career.

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Cooperation for travel electrification

Minnkota’s member cooperatives are building out a network of electric vehicle fast chargers to help connect the service area.

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Community

Electric bus makes the grade

West Fargo Public Schools has experienced transportation savings and benefits after a year with an electric addition to the fleet.

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Community

Powered-up park patrol

Fargo Parks and Fargo Police are enjoying the benefits of an electric patrol motorcycle, supported in part by Cass County Electric Cooperative.

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The precipice of power potential

North Dakota’s Capitol Hill cohort communicated proud support of Project Tundra during a recent tour at Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station.

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Our Power

One flight, endless opportunity

Minnkota Power Cooperative is reaching new heights with its LiDAR-based survey program.

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Our Power

Resiliency to improve reliability

With COVID-19 precautions in place, Minnkota crews have continued through a full docket of projects – and the work is paying off for members.

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Dinos, drive-ins and democracy

This summer, PKM Electric Cooperative spun its pandemic precautions into a unique annual meeting engagement.

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Klinger family experiences international spotlight

A member of the Minnkota team is one half of an inspirational duo that brought home the 2020 Mrs. International crown.

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Minnkota lineworker Kemnitz receives Lifesaver Award

This summer, lineworker Ryan Kemnitz stood strong under pressure and potentially saved a life in the Bemidji, Minn. area.

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Cooperative spirit shines during annual meetings

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative shared an unprecedented day of distanced reports, votes, accolades and farewells.

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Minnkota honored for GFPD support

Minnkota has received recognition from the Grand Forks Police Department for providing last-minute materials for the funeral service of a fallen officer.

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Cooperative blood

Retirement isn’t the end of the electric line for the Thronson family, as three sons carry on the cooperative tradition.

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Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic

The carbon capture initiative is finding the support and partners needed for ultimate success.

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The business of caring

Co-op member companies altered operations and gave generously to fulfill the region’s pandemic needs.

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Co-op values conquer COVID-19

Minnkota’s member cooperatives used their resources and ingenuity to safely and effectively serve their communities through the pandemic.

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A new normal

Minnkota employees continue to power on as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe.

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“Give Back” drive raises $5,496

An employee-led giving program has brought in big dollars for local coronavirus response efforts.

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Minnkota communications team honored

Projects promoting electric transportation and Minnkota’s carbon capture initiative have garnered accolades from the NRECA.

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Technology

Substation creation transformation

3D design software is giving Minnkota opportunities for more efficient engineering and construction.

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Every dimension of development

A 3D printing entrepreneur is finding community support in printing a future for Bemidji businesses.

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Project Tundra receives $17 million from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Energy and Environmental Research Center for the next research phase of Project Tundra.

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Technology

Data from the depths

New 3D geophysical survey results will help clear another hurdle for Project Tundra's future.

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Minnkota celebrates 80th anniversary

Join Minnkota Power Cooperative in reflecting on an eight-decade history of powering North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Minnkota prepared with COVID-19 response plan

As the global coronavirus pandemic spreads to the United States, Minnkota will continue to keep power flowing to its members.

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Minnkota named “Best Place to Work” for young professionals

It is the first time the cooperative has received the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals’ Grow Grand Award.

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Our Power

Congestion control

Demand response is key to managing rush hour on the region’s electric system.

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Community

Minnkota employees top $50,000 in giving

Minnkota employees' Jeans Day Fund has reached a milestone, touching dozens of charities over the decade.

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Our Power

Polar vortex reflections

Many regional energy entities learned lessons from the cold weather Maximum Generation Event of January 2019.

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Minnkota hosts electrical code training

Minnkota has marked its 32nd year of offering continuing education courses for area electricians.

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Our Power

Power of coal-laboration

Minnkota and BNI Coal have been building a stronger relationship around optimizing plant and mine practices – and it’s paying off.

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