Minnkota Messenger

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.

News

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.

Our Power

One flight, endless opportunity

Minnkota Power Cooperative is reaching new heights with its LiDAR-based survey program.

Our Power

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.

Features

Dinos, drive-ins and democracy

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

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.

News

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.

Features

Cooperative blood

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

News

Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic

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

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.

News

A new normal

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

Technology

Substation creation transformation

3D design software is giving Minnkota opportunities for more efficient engineering and construction.

Features

Every dimension of development

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

Technology

Data from the depths

New 3D geophysical survey results will help clear another hurdle for Project Tundra's future.

Our Power

Congestion control

Demand response is key to managing rush hour on the region’s electric system.

Community

Minnkota employees top $50,000 in giving

Minnkota employees' Jeans Day Fund has reached a milestone, touching dozens of charities over the decade.

Our Power

Polar vortex reflections

Many regional energy entities learned lessons from the cold weather Maximum Generation Event of January 2019.

Our Power

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.

Our Power

All in for the outage

Milton R. Young Station leaders leverage team coordination and adaptability for safe and successful planned outages.

News

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.

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

Strengthening cybersecurity

Digital defense takes people power at Minnkota, from education to implementation.

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.

Features

Repurposing wood

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

Our Power

Rebuilding for reliability

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

Our Power

Blink outage mitigation a success

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

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.

Our Power

Making our grid smarter

A major Minnkota distribution automation project aims to improve outage response and communication with member-owners.

Features

King of the cuts

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

News

Covering new ground

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

Technology

Power of blockchain, unchained

Minnkota and the University of North Dakota are partnering to develop new technology to protect power facility control systems.

Technology

Project Tundra forges ahead

Carbon capture research continues to gain momentum at Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station with the help of industry partners.

Technology

Hovering beyond the horizon

Minnkota's research partnerships are harnessing both academic and commercial UAS expertise to find more efficient ways to inspect power lines.

Features

Raise the roost

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

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.

Our Power

Working on the beautiful Angle

The Northwest Angle is vast and scenic, but Minnkota crews sometimes find challenges in providing services to the northernmost point in the contiguous U.S.

Technology

Towering feats of engineering

Minnkota embarks on a microwave tower overhaul, bringing its system into the digital age.

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