‘Life is sweet’

Angela Catton

It’s a rainy April day in Le Mars, IA. And as Basin Electric communications crew members finish their continental breakfast at the Baymont Inn & … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee has special interest in World Cup® match

Folko Mueller, Basin Electric short-term trader, was born in Frankfurt, Germany.

The United States and Germany are facing off in the FIFA World Cup® today. Each team and its fans fervently pull for a victory. One Basin Electric … [Read more...]

To catch a cone man

A BoDeans employee sorts cones one at a time.

It’s easy to see that John Wilhelm is one busy guy. Recognized as the boss donned from head to toe in white food factory overalls, he is the plant … [Read more...]

Stay Basin: Word of mouth sparked long career

Kevin

When Kevin Dissell tells new employees how long he’s worked for Basin Electric, as well as the numerous jobs he’s earned along the way, their jaws … [Read more...]

Central Electric Cooperative works to repair damage after South Dakota tornado

The damage in Wessington Springs, SD, after a tornado ripped through last night has been described as “absolute devastation.” Central Electric … [Read more...]

West River Electric celebrates 75 years

West River Electric 75th anniversary

June 12, 1939. Smart people had the foresight to see it was necessary to light up the homes and ranches of the West River Electric Cooperative … [Read more...]

A journey through Verendrye Electric’s 75th Annual Meeting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlCVr4aFgFM If you’re looking for a petting zoo, Segway lessons, 3,100 meals and a caring cooperative atmosphere, … [Read more...]

A day in the life of a lead yard equipment operator

Shawn Rupert, Laramie River Station

He used to get pushed around a bit. Pulled in every direction. Bucked and tossed. As an amateur bull rider, Shawn Rupert lived a life in which … [Read more...]

ND Historical Society pays tribute to Basin Electric, others

“We (Touchstone Energy cooperatives) have been such an integral part of this story called North Dakota. … We’re so proud to partner with the State Historical Society and its foundation, our congressional delegation, our legislative leaders and our elected statewide office holders to keep writing chapter after chapter of who the RECs are and why we matter to the state’s continuing growth,” said the night’s keynote speaker, Dennis Hill, executive vice president and general manager of the NDAREC.

Walking around the Ramkota Hotel Ballroom in Bismarck, ND, the evening of April 24 was like a walk through Basin Electric’s history book. The room was … [Read more...]

Basin Electric focusing on the future

system growth

Basin Electric needs additional generation and transmission resources to serve its members’ needs. This much is known. What's not completely clear, … [Read more...]

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