NRECA honors Minnkota for communications projects

Minnkota's communications team has earned two Spotlight on Excellence Awards for 2023 projects.

Rollout of EPA rules threatens electric reliability, affordability

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

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.

‘Carrying my tools’

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

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.

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.

A man for the membership

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

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.

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

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

2024 rates projected to be stable for seventh straight year

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

Leader of the cooperative family

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

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.

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

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

Stronger together

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

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.

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.

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.

Minnkota receives communications honors from NRECA

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

Powering the journey ahead

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

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.

Minnesota adopts carbon-free mandate

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

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.

Nation’s electric grid could face winter challenges

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

Locally grown leadership

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘A culture of compliance’

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

Community and cooperative connector

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Grid operators, regulators forecast reliability risks

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

Minnkota members extend wholesale power contracts

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

Minnkota receives CO2 storage permit from NDIC

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

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.

RE Magazine features Shannon Mikula

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

Driving the dialogue on grid reliability

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

Successful sessions

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

Compton ready to answer the call

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

Student engineers recognized in annual Freeman Competition

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

Built for service

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

We power on

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

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.

Dolan to lead Wild Rice Electric

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

Minnkota board approves 2021 budget

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic

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

A new normal

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

Minnkota communications team honored

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

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.

Minnkota celebrates 80th anniversary

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

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.

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.

Minnkota hosts electrical code training

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

A decade in review

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.

Milton R. Young Station receives safety honor

Minnkota’s power generation facility has earned the Lignite Energy Council’s Distinguished Safety Award.

Minnkota receives DOE grant for Project Tundra

Minnkota has received $9.8 million in federal grant funding to move forward on a Project Tundra design study.

Student engineers honored with Freeman Awards

Minnkota recognizes team of University of North Dakota students for developing an innovative health prototype for patients with stability impairments.

Covering new ground

Minnkota generation partner BNI Coal will research and test ways to improve its already award-winning reclamation processes.

Milton R. Young Station reaches safety milestone

Minnkota's power generation facility has passed a million work hours without a lost-time injury.

Gov. Burgum signs carbon capture bill

The tax exemption legislation will help North Dakota's coal-based power facilities move forward with carbon capture efforts.

Minnkota holds 79th annual meeting

Minnkota Power and Square Butte Cooperatives gather to reflect on a successful 2018 and discuss the challenges of the future.

Hoeven introduces Carbon Capture Modernization Act

Proposed legislation could better support Minnkota's Project Tundra efforts for carbon capture and sequestration.