With grid challenges coming into focus, Minnkota leaders are working to chart a path forward.
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative donated $20,000 to local programs as a part of CoBank's matched giving program.
Minnkota and its cooperative members are celebrating major energy legislation recently passed in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Minnkota's system-wide deployment of distribution automation technology is rapidly enhancing response and reliability.
North Star Electric Cooperative’s new general manager is committed to transparency and accessibility.
Auto dealers and co-ops are merging new models, more chargers and incentives to accelerate electric vehicle growth in the north.
University of Jamestown engineers-in-training used a senior project to help enhance Minnkota's plant systems.
Minnkota continued its support of up-and-coming innovators with the 2021 Andrew Freeman Design Innovation Competition.
Roseau Electric Cooperative is expanding its fiber-to-the-home network to more rural members and the City of Roseau.
Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative’s Deanna Lefebvre has been chosen to lead as the next general manager.
Bruce Bjerke has retired after 15 years as Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative’s general manager.
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative annual meetings reflect on a 2020 navigated with resiliency.
Minnkota has released a new 12-minute video that tells the story of its carbon capture initiative, Project Tundra.
Minnkota's energy marketers combined the cooperative's reliable resources and demand response program to avoid a cold-weather crisis.
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.
Minnkota's Grand Forks employees used an annual February giving event to make their donations dollars go further.
The latest Project Tundra simulations show promising properties for CO2 injection and storage near Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station.
After a 43-year cooperative career, North Star Electric’s Ann Ellis is setting a new course – retirement.
A recent Young Station upgrade led to an unexpected equipment gift to Bismarck State College's power plant technology program.
Minnkota's Young Station used a unique surplus of supplies to support the holiday needs of its home communities.
Minnkota has strengthened its supply chain to navigate COVID-19 and new cybersecurity standards.
Virtual meetings have kept Minnkota engaged with lawmakers in advance of important legislative sessions.
From innovative engineering to flawless work in the field, Minnkota is working to enhance and improve its demand response system.
Wild Rice Electric Cooperative’s new CEO brings more than two decades of co-op experience.
Wild Rice Electric Cooperative CEO Steve Haaven has retired after 47 years of service to members.
Average wholesale rates are projected to remain stable as Minnkota’s rate structure change is implemented.
Minnkota and Nodak Electic Cooperative treated Greater Grand Forks' healthcare workers with an appreciation lunch and posters of gratitude.
On Nov. 20, Minnkota’s Milton R. Young Station will mark 50 years of generating reliable and affordable electric power for the region.
This October, a national cocker spaniel competition found a host home on the shore of Minnkota’s Nelson Lake.
Minnkota’s chief money maven Karen Thingelstad is preparing for retirement after an impressive 27-year cooperative career.
Minnkota’s member cooperatives are building out a network of electric vehicle fast chargers to help connect the service area.
West Fargo Public Schools has experienced transportation savings and benefits after a year with an electric addition to the fleet.
Fargo Parks and Fargo Police are enjoying the benefits of an electric patrol motorcycle, supported in part by Cass County Electric Cooperative.
North Dakota’s Capitol Hill cohort communicated proud support of Project Tundra during a recent tour at Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station.
Minnkota Power Cooperative is reaching new heights with its LiDAR-based survey program.
With COVID-19 precautions in place, Minnkota crews have continued through a full docket of projects – and the work is paying off for members.
This summer, PKM Electric Cooperative spun its pandemic precautions into a unique annual meeting engagement.
A member of the Minnkota team is one half of an inspirational duo that brought home the 2020 Mrs. International crown.
This summer, lineworker Ryan Kemnitz stood strong under pressure and potentially saved a life in the Bemidji, Minn. area.
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative shared an unprecedented day of distanced reports, votes, accolades and farewells.
Minnkota has received recognition from the Grand Forks Police Department for providing last-minute materials for the funeral service of a fallen officer.
Retirement isn’t the end of the electric line for the Thronson family, as three sons carry on the cooperative tradition.
The carbon capture initiative is finding the support and partners needed for ultimate success.
Co-op member companies altered operations and gave generously to fulfill the region’s pandemic needs.
Minnkota’s member cooperatives used their resources and ingenuity to safely and effectively serve their communities through the pandemic.
Minnkota employees continue to power on as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe.
An employee-led giving program has brought in big dollars for local coronavirus response efforts.
Projects promoting electric transportation and Minnkota’s carbon capture initiative have garnered accolades from the NRECA.
3D design software is giving Minnkota opportunities for more efficient engineering and construction.
A 3D printing entrepreneur is finding community support in printing a future for Bemidji businesses.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Energy and Environmental Research Center for the next research phase of Project Tundra.
New 3D geophysical survey results will help clear another hurdle for Project Tundra's future.
Join Minnkota Power Cooperative in reflecting on an eight-decade history of powering North Dakota and Minnesota.
As the global coronavirus pandemic spreads to the United States, Minnkota will continue to keep power flowing to its members.
It is the first time the cooperative has received the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals’ Grow Grand Award.
Demand response is key to managing rush hour on the region’s electric system.
Minnkota employees' Jeans Day Fund has reached a milestone, touching dozens of charities over the decade.
Many regional energy entities learned lessons from the cold weather Maximum Generation Event of January 2019.
Minnkota has marked its 32nd year of offering continuing education courses for area electricians.
Minnkota and BNI Coal have been building a stronger relationship around optimizing plant and mine practices – and it’s paying off.
Milton R. Young Station leaders leverage team coordination and adaptability for safe and successful planned outages.
An anonymous donor has paved the way for a new energy-efficient hockey arena in Baudette, Minnesota.
Minnkota will celebrate 80 years of power generation and transmission in 2020, but the past decade has been among the most dynamic in the cooperative’s history.
Baudette’s LakeWood Health Center is one of more and more northern Minnesota facilities that are incorporating telemedicine into their care.
In Fosston, Minn., a small-town soap company is finding big opportunities with online sales and marketing.
Digital defense takes people power at Minnkota, from education to implementation.
Minnkota's crews dodged rain and cold this fall to bring life to more modern substations and transmission lines.
Roseau Electric Cooperative’s NorthStream Fiber aims to provide a high-speed internet connection for unserved and underserved Minnesotans.
Minnkota’s power generation facility has earned the Lignite Energy Council’s Distinguished Safety Award.
Minnkota has received $9.8 million in federal grant funding to move forward on a Project Tundra design study.
The owners of Buffalo Coulee Wood Products bring lumber to life near Cummings, N.D.
As Minnkota’s blink outage efforts wind down, line rebuild projects ramp up.
Minnkota data results show blink outages have declined dramatically over hundreds of miles of treated line.
Minnkota and Nodak Electric Cooperative invite the community to two days of EVs, eats and education.
A geophysical survey seeks to shake out vital subsurface information for North Dakota carbon storage projects like Project Tundra.
Six Minnesota counties are now bringing their garbage to a unique and efficient waste and recyclable material processing facility in Fosston.
A major Minnkota distribution automation project aims to improve outage response and communication with member-owners.
A Bemidji native is blazing a new path for processing and promotion to boost his family meat business.
Minnkota continued its tradition of helping a local teacher attend a four-day summit on lignite coal's place in our region's economy.
Minnkota joined West Fargo Public Schools and its partners to unveil North Dakota's first all-electric school bus.
Minnkota recognizes team of University of North Dakota students for developing an innovative health prototype for patients with stability impairments.
Minnkota generation partner BNI Coal will research and test ways to improve its already award-winning reclamation processes.
Minnkota and the University of North Dakota are partnering to develop new technology to protect power facility control systems.
Carbon capture research continues to gain momentum at Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station with the help of industry partners.
Local volunteers and Minnkota employees help pack more than 400,000 meals for undernourished children around the world.
Minnkota's power generation facility has passed a million work hours without a lost-time injury.
Minnkota's research partnerships are harnessing both academic and commercial UAS expertise to find more efficient ways to inspect power lines.
The tax exemption legislation will help North Dakota's coal-based power facilities move forward with carbon capture efforts.
Minnkota Power and Square Butte Cooperatives gather to reflect on a successful 2018 and discuss the challenges of the future.
Minnkota Power Cooperative has wrapped up a major conversion project to prepare for the heightened electricity needs of the Fargo-West Fargo community.
Minnkota, landowners and the Minnesota DNR have worked together to provide a safe, alternative home for ospreys.
Across Minnkota's service area in North Dakota and Minnesota, the sport of curling has seen an uptick after the U.S. won Olympic gold in 2018.
Proposed legislation could better support Minnkota's Project Tundra efforts for carbon capture and sequestration.
The Northwest Angle is vast and scenic, but Minnkota crews sometimes find challenges in providing services to the northernmost point in the contiguous U.S.
During ice events, Minnkota leverages engineering, muscle and teamwork to keep the power on for its members.
Minnkota embarks on a microwave tower overhaul, bringing its system into the digital age.