Be the light: Bend toward empathy

Nicole Perreault

A new ad campaign is being developed by Basin Electric with the line “Be the light.” The ads show how Basin Electric and its member cooperatives can … [Read more...]

Remembering our heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2016

On Memorial Day, we honor and remember all who have served our country. They are the real heroes whose lights will always shine brightest in our … [Read more...]

Dakota Gas employee’s daughter, who has autism, finds strength in therapy horse riding


We all have our happy place. For Isabella “Bella” Turnbow, it’s on the saddle of her new favorite horse, Pop-Tart. Bella, who has autism, is in the … [Read more...]

Conservation via cooperative in South Dakota

Veronica Kusser, West River Electric manager of member services, records light readings during the energy audit of Wall Drug

Wall Drug is the number one roadside attraction in America, says the business’ chairman Rick Hustead. The 76,000-square-foot landmark’s 200-plus … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Director Charlie Gilbert

Charlie Gilbert

Learn to tell a story. One of people who pull together to build a better life. People who started out building power lines and power plants, and … [Read more...]

Lifesaving act by Leland Olds Station employees results in award

Leland Olds Station employees accepted the Lifesaver Award from North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) representatives Feb. 4. (Front row, from left) Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director/CEO; Murray Snyder, first response team; Amanda Huntimer, first response team; and Darrel Hellman, NDSC board president. (Middle row, from left) Myles Hafner, first response team; James Porter, first response team; Kris Schmidt, first response team; and Jake Schmidt, first response team. (Back row, from left) Monte Sailer, first response team; Devin Renner, Leland Olds Station operator; Kasey Lesmann, first response team; and Todd Isaak, first response team. Not pictured: Tracy Johnson, Leland Olds Station operator; and Michelle Tipton, Straight from the Heart AED trainer.

The saying “being in the right place at the right time” couldn’t be truer for a truck driver making a delivery at the Leland Olds Station last spring. … [Read more...]

Be the light: Find new ways to work together at Basin Electric

Effie Carr

There are people among us who just shine a bit brighter. Whether they make the workday more bearable through their positive presence, find new ways to … [Read more...]

Allam Cycle showing potential in a carbon-constrained world

Allam Cycle

Regardless of the court's final decision on the legality of the Clean Power Plan, Basin Electric knows it needs some additional tools in its toolbelt … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Find peace, purpose at the co-op

Ken Dolan

Ken Dolan has worked and taught all over the world, but it seems he’s found a perfect fit at Basin Electric. Four months ago, the Chicago, IL, … [Read more...]

Beautiful and Bald: More than $363,000 raised in 2016 Brave the Shave campaign (Video)

Bobcats It’s easier to take a leap of faith with a friend by your side. How about almost 500 friends? That’s … [Read more...]


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