Lineworker

Our Power

Pecking disorder

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

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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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.

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.

Features

The lineworker treatment

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

Community

Hard hats and fire helmets

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

Our Power

Substation communication revolution

Minnkota's system-wide deployment of distribution automation technology is rapidly enhancing response and reliability.

News

Built for service

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

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Resiliency to improve reliability

With COVID-19 precautions in place, Minnkota crews have continued through a full docket of projects – and the work is paying off for members.

News

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.

Features

Cooperative blood

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

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.

Our Power

Power delivery crews finish rebuild projects

Minnkota's crews dodged rain and cold this fall to bring life to more modern substations and transmission lines.

Technology

Bringing broadband home

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

Our Power

Rebuilding for reliability

As Minnkota’s blink outage efforts wind down, line rebuild projects ramp up.

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Blink outage mitigation a success

Minnkota data results show blink outages have declined dramatically over hundreds of miles of treated line.

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