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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.

Features

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.

Our Power

No time to freeze

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

Our Power

Welcoming Walle

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

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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.

Features

Matriarch of the herd

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

Community

Rooted in community success

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

Community

Minnkota Cares raises $3,947 for local causes

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

Features

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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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.

Features

Towering Leadership

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

Features

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.

Features

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.

Community

Rounding up for their communities

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

Community

Hairnets and helping hands

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

Features

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.

News

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.

Features

Putting the power in powersports

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

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.

Community

Cyber Madness strikes at Minnkota headquarters

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

Features

Family, farming, and feeding carb cravings

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

Community

Minnkota and CoBank show concern for community

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

Community

Minnkota helps take ag safety on the road

Minnkota donates a truck to support North Dakota Safety initiative.

Features

A circle of benefits from Minnesota milk

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

Features

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.

Features

Living great in the 218

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

Features

Old car, new tricks

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

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.

Features

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.

News

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.

Features

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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Community and cooperative connector

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

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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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.

Features

WoundAssure wins 2022 Freeman Design Awards

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

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.

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.

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.

Community

The Digi-Key difference

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

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.

Features

The lineworker treatment

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

Features

Fresh power in the old power plant

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

Community

Hard hats and fire helmets

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

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.

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.

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.

News

Built for service

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

Features

Recipe for success

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

Features

Clear leadership

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

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.

Features

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.

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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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.

Community

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.

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.

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.

Features

A positive charge

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

Technology

Cooperation for travel electrification

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

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.

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.

Features

Dinos, drive-ins and democracy

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

Features

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.

Community

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.

Community

The business of caring

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

Community

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.

Community

“Give Back” drive raises $5,496

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

News

Minnkota communications team honored

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

Features

Every dimension of development

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

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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.

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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Minnkota hosts electrical code training

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

Community

Baudette scores a big donation

An anonymous donor has paved the way for a new energy-efficient hockey arena in Baudette, Minnesota.

Technology

A northern connection

Baudette’s LakeWood Health Center is one of more and more northern Minnesota facilities that are incorporating telemedicine into their care.

Features

Keeping it clean

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

Technology

Bringing broadband home

Roseau Electric Cooperative’s NorthStream Fiber aims to provide a high-speed internet connection for unserved and underserved Minnesotans.

Features

Repurposing wood

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

Community

Electric transportation celebration

Minnkota and Nodak Electric Cooperative invite the community to two days of EVs, eats and education.

Technology

Revamped to recycle

Six Minnesota counties are now bringing their garbage to a unique and efficient waste and recyclable material processing facility in Fosston.

Features

King of the cuts

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

Technology

Plugged-in pioneers for education transportation

Minnkota joined West Fargo Public Schools and its partners to unveil North Dakota's first all-electric school bus.

News

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.

Community

Minnkota hosts Feed My Starving Children mobile event

Local volunteers and Minnkota employees help pack more than 400,000 meals for undernourished children around the world.

Community

A hot ice sport

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.

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