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‘It was not her time to go’

Minnkota's Troy Karlberg recently performed life-saving CPR on a woman at her granddaughter's wedding reception.

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Down to the wire

The grid reliability alarms are ringing. How is Minnkota Power Cooperative preparing?

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Rollout of EPA rules threatens electric reliability, affordability

Minnkota Power Cooperative is voicing concern with final power plant rules from EPA.

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Supply chain reaction

Minnkota's Procurement team is finding creative solutions for post-pandemic prices and lead times.

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Willow’s cup runneth over

A Wild Rice Electric Cooperative member-family is helping their teen’s mug business reach the boiling point.

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Powerful voices unite

Minnkota recognized the impact of its members, employees and partners during its 84th annual meeting on April 12.

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Community

McLennan wins charity dance competition

Minnkota CEO Mac McLennan won the Dancing for Special Stars Grand Forks competition, raising nearly $40,000 for the Special Olympics.

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Dahl named 'Woman to Know' in ND business

Minnkota Vice President of External Affairs has been named one of 15 Women You Should Know by the North Dakota Chamber.

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‘Carrying my tools’

New Cass County Electric Cooperative leader Paul Matthys reflects on his journey from tradesman to CEO.

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Voices for grid reliability

Electric grid reliability risks are increasing with each passing year. Recently, many of the nation’s grid operators and regulators have begun speaking out about their concerns.

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Grid regulators issue warnings about power reliability

The regional grid is facing a high to extreme risk of reliability issues in the next five years, due to fewer resources with reliability attributes.

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Minnkota, employees give big on Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day is an annual 24-hour giving event that supports charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

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Safety from the land of the ice and snow

A rare peek into Bosch’s Baudette, Minn., proving grounds – a North Star Electric Cooperative business member – reveals a mission of winter driving innovation.

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A man for the membership

Cass County Electric Cooperative CEO Marshal Albright will retire in April after 37 years of service.

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The puck stops here – in Hockeytown USA®

NorthStream Fiber and Minnkota Power Cooperative joined the community of Warroad in preparations for Hockey Day Minnesota 2024.

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Our Power

Remaining reliable

Every year, Minnkota's crews work to keep our members and our region more reliable.

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No time to freeze

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Cass County Electric Cooperative recently battled the effects of a rare Christmas ice storm.

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The best stress test

Minnkota and its members had an opportunity to prepare for the worst during the national GridEx event.

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Minnkota crews respond to Christmas ice storm damage

More than 50 transmission line poles are downed or damaged in southeastern North Dakota following a destructive ice storm.

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Welcoming Walle

Minnkota’s new transmission substation will both fortify power reliability and support regional load growth.

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Technology

‘Critical’ opportunity for North Dakota

Minnkota Power Cooperative is joining industry research partners in capitalizing on rare earth elements.

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Project Tundra selected for U.S. Department of Energy funding

The U.S. Department of Energy awards Project Tundra with additional funding.

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2024 rates projected to be stable for seventh straight year

Minnkota remains in a strong financial position despite inflation and supply chain challenges.

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Leader of the cooperative family

North Star Electric Cooperative has named co-op veteran Kevin Holen as its new general manager.

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Two million reasons to celebrate

Minnkota’s Safety manager attributes a milestone of 2 million hours with no lost-time injuries to a culture of openness.

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Faster than fast, quicker than quick

Minnkota's Ford F-150 Lightning is turning co-op employees and members into EV advocates.

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Matriarch of the herd

Beltrami Electric Cooperative member Rachel Gray and her family have received regional honors for agricultural leadership in Minnesota.

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'The math does not add up' on EPA carbon proposal

A new EPA power plant proposal could put grid reliability at risk.

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Community

Rooted in community success

Minnkota and CoBank have once again teamed up to distribute $40,000 to local organizations in the region.

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Fast charging in Fosston

NMPA community puts grant-funded DC fast-charging station into service for electric vehicles

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Stronger together

Minnkota Power Cooperative and its member-owners have extended their wholesale power contracts.

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Minnkota Cares raises $3,947 for local causes

The Minnkota employee giving fund filled up with donations as donors filled up with ice cream.

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A new home in Halstad

Red River Valley Co-op Power has replaced its 73-year-old building with a new modern facility in Halstad, Minn.

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The lineworkers of the lake

The many challenges of Roseau Electric Cooperative's waterlocked Northwest Angle territory are overcome with grit – and a lot of gratitude.

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The quest for continuous improvement

Minnkota hosted its first industry peer review in June, welcoming energy experts from across North America.

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Project Tundra moves into final development stage

New relationships with TC Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kiewit position the project for a final investment decision in early 2024.

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Energy for every season

Minnkota and its energy marketing team are prepared for the regional energy market’s new four-season approach to resource planning.

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Rising to the occasion

Minnkota’s Emergency Rescue Team recently used its unique rope training to safely lower an injured contractor from a 40-foot scaffold.

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Towering Leadership

Cavalier Rural Electric’s line crew responds to downed communication tower with quick thinking, focus on safety

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Highway 75 hero

This winter, a Red River Valley Co-op Power lineworker showed courage and calm while assisting an expectant mother following rollover crash.

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Andrew Freeman Competition team takes the cake

Minnkota Power Cooperative has recognized the UND engineering students behind the “Batter Shaker” as its annual innovation contest winners.

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Minnkota receives communications honors from NRECA

Minnkota's Communications department has been recognized for its 2022 work in video marketing, animation and photography.

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Lights out!

Sydnee Gorder, daughter of Cass County Electric Cooperative lineworker Kelsey Gorder, has brought a national boxing championship title to the Red River Valley.

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Teamwork at its height

Photos from a recent sky-high transmission project illustrate the challenges overcome by Minnkota’s dedicated line crews.

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Community

Rounding up for their communities

Minnkota members have provided nearly $7.9 million to charitable causes through Operation Round Up®.

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Hairnets and helping hands

Minnkota hosts third Feed My Starving Children event at its Grand Forks headquarters.

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A cut above the rest

The new Bemidji Steel Company facility has helped to put a laser focus on the benefits of doing business in Beltrami Electric Cooperative territory.

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Powering the journey ahead

Minnkota held its 83rd annual meeting on March 31, on the cusp of incredible industry transformation.

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From 10-gallon hats to 10,000 lakes

Texas native Mike Wade is bringing his vast industry experience to Wild Rice Electric Cooperative as their new CEO.

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Minnesota adopts carbon-free mandate

The new law is raising concerns about grid reliability and affordability in cooperative country.

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Putting the power in powersports

Arctic Cat is strengthening its legacy in Thief River Falls with diverse employee opportunities and continual product innovation.

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Our Power

The full picture of reliability

Infrared camera technology serves an important role in Minnkota’s multipronged preventative maintenance plan.

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Minnkota wins RE Magazine Photo of the Year

The work of Minnkota digital media specialist Michael Hoeft has received top honors in the annual photo contest.

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Community

Heart of the community

Hospice of the Red River Valley is preparing for a new hospice house in South Fargo, served by Cass County Electric Cooperative.

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Community

Cyber Madness strikes at Minnkota headquarters

Middle school students put their cyber skills to the test in first-ever competition.

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Our Power

Building a legacy

Minnkota's power production partner BNI coal commissioned the world's newest 757 dragline in Center, North Dakota.

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Spaniels splash into Nelson Lake

This fall, Minnkota once again played host to the water portion of National Cocker Spaniel Championship.

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Nation’s electric grid could face winter challenges

A recent NERC assessment says risks grow with the retirement of coal and nuclear generation.

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Our Power

Major outage insight

Minnkota’s Young Station team has successfully navigated another lengthy maintenance outage with planning and teamwork.

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Locally grown leadership

As PKM Electric Cooperative CEO Mike Schmidt retires, protégé Jeff Rustad will become the co-op's new leader in 2023.

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2023 rates projected to be stable for sixth straight year

Minnkota Power Cooperative will keep its wholesale electricity rates flat amid national and global economic instability.

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Family, farming, and feeding carb cravings

Three Farm Daughters has created a pasta empire within Nodak Electric Cooperative’s rural footprint.

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Pecking disorder

A transmission line rebuilt by Minnkota Power Cooperative will be protected from woodpecker-caused challenges.

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A solid energy plan for a volatile winter

Minnkota’s cooperative members should prepare for the potential of increased demand response hours this season.

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Community

Minnkota and CoBank show concern for community

The CoBank Sharing Success program matches Minnkota's donations to local organizations.

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Minnkota helps take ag safety on the road

Minnkota donates a truck to support North Dakota Safety initiative.

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A circle of benefits from Minnesota milk

State-of-the-art Waukon Dairy is producing gallons of opportunity in Wild Rice Electric Cooperative territory.

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Minnkota hosts Project Tundra landowner meeting

Around 75 attendees gathered for the informational presentation in Center, N.D., to learn about the carbon capture initiative.

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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 as 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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Community

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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Technology

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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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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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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Features

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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Features

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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Community

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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Community

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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