Sydnee Gorder, daughter of Cass County Electric Cooperative lineworker Kelsey Gorder, has brought a national boxing championship title to the Red River Valley.
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.
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.
Putting the power in powersports
Arctic Cat is strengthening its legacy in Thief River Falls with diverse employee opportunities and continual product innovation.
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.
Family, farming, and feeding carb cravings
Three Farm Daughters has created a pasta empire within Nodak Electric Cooperative’s rural footprint.
A circle of benefits from Minnesota milk
State-of-the-art Waukon Dairy is producing gallons of opportunity in Wild Rice Electric Cooperative territory.
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.
Living great in the 218
Greater Bemidji’s relocation program is attracting telecommuters to Beltrami Electric Cooperative’s service area.
Old car, new tricks
Minnkota's plant fuel supervisor, Tony Aman, has made the cooperative proud with his completion of the famous Great Race.
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.
‘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.
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.
A place for volts and vitamins
Minnkota joins community partners to host Grand Forks Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event for a second year.
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.
Reliable power for reliable packages
The FAR1 Amazon Fulfillment Center has become the latest Cass County Electric Cooperative member in a growing Fargo community.
Hard hats and fire helmets
Red Lake Electric Cooperative boasts six employees on the local volunteer fire department.
RE Magazine features Shannon Mikula
Minnkota special projects counsel Shannon Mikula has been named one of 20 “Co-op Rising Stars” by RE Magazine.
Collaborate, innovate, cultivate, repeat
The Fargo-based Grand Farm initiative is leveraging local and global partners to electrify the future of agriculture.
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.
Compton ready to answer the call
North Star Electric Cooperative’s new general manager is committed to transparency and accessibility.
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.
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.
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.
North Star's guiding light
After a 43-year cooperative career, North Star Electric’s Ann Ellis is setting a new course – retirement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A positive charge
Minnkota’s chief money maven Karen Thingelstad is preparing for retirement after an impressive 27-year cooperative career.
Cooperation for travel electrification
Minnkota’s member cooperatives are building out a network of electric vehicle fast chargers to help connect the service area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retirement isn’t the end of the electric line for the Thronson family, as three sons carry on the cooperative tradition.
The business of caring
Co-op member companies altered operations and gave generously to fulfill the region’s pandemic needs.
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.
Substation creation transformation
3D design software is giving Minnkota opportunities for more efficient engineering and construction.
Every dimension of development
A 3D printing entrepreneur is finding community support in printing a future for Bemidji businesses.
Data from the depths
New 3D geophysical survey results will help clear another hurdle for Project Tundra's future.
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 employees top $50,000 in giving
Minnkota employees' Jeans Day Fund has reached a milestone, touching dozens of charities over the decade.
Power of coal-laboration
Minnkota and BNI Coal have been building a stronger relationship around optimizing plant and mine practices – and it’s paying off.
All in for the outage
Milton R. Young Station leaders leverage team coordination and adaptability for safe and successful planned outages.
Baudette scores a big donation
An anonymous donor has paved the way for a new energy-efficient hockey arena in Baudette, Minnesota.
Keeping it clean
In Fosston, Minn., a small-town soap company is finding big opportunities with online sales and marketing.
Bringing broadband home
Roseau Electric Cooperative’s NorthStream Fiber aims to provide a high-speed internet connection for unserved and underserved Minnesotans.
The owners of Buffalo Coulee Wood Products bring lumber to life near Cummings, N.D.
Electric transportation celebration
Minnkota and Nodak Electric Cooperative invite the community to two days of EVs, eats and education.
Revamped to recycle
Six Minnesota counties are now bringing their garbage to a unique and efficient waste and recyclable material processing facility in Fosston.
King of the cuts
A Bemidji native is blazing a new path for processing and promotion to boost his family meat business.
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.
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.
Raise the roost
Minnkota, landowners and the Minnesota DNR have worked together to provide a safe, alternative home for ospreys.
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.