Features

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.

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.

WoundAssure wins 2022 Freeman Design Awards

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

Ahead of the herd

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

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.

Minnkota shows grit and growth during GridEx

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

The lineworker treatment

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

Fresh power in the old power plant

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

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.

Recipe for success

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

Clear leadership

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

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.

North Star's guiding light

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

Buyer beware

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

Advocacy from afar

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

A legacy of loyalty

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

A positive charge

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

Dinos, drive-ins and democracy

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

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.

Cooperative blood

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

Every dimension of development

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

Keeping it clean

In Fosston, Minn., a small-town soap company is finding big opportunities with online sales and marketing.

Repurposing wood

The owners of Buffalo Coulee Wood Products bring lumber to life near Cummings, N.D.

King of the cuts

A Bemidji native is blazing a new path for processing and promotion to boost his family meat business.

Minnkota sponsors teacher for Lignite Education Seminar

Minnkota continued its tradition of helping a local teacher attend a four-day summit on lignite coal's place in our region's economy.

Raise the roost

Minnkota, landowners and the Minnesota DNR have worked together to provide a safe, alternative home for ospreys.