Are you part of a co-op? Some Minnesota lawmakers learn they are

Brian Jeremiason, Lyon-Lincoln Electric, with one of his co-op's members, Rep. Chris Swedzinski at MN Co-op Day at the Capitol.

Brian Jeremiason, Lyon-Lincoln Electric, with one of his co-op’s members, Rep. Chris Swedzinski.

At the beginning of March, Cooperative Network held MN Co-op Day at the Capitol. Representatives from many different cooperatives gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to talk with lawmakers about the issues important to them.

Watch the videos in this post to learn why that kind of education is important not only to the lawmakers who are making decisions, but to the cooperatives who are affected.

Brian Jeremiason, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, talks with Sen. Gary Dahms at MN Co-op Day at the Capitol.

Brian Jeremiason, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, talks with Sen. Gary Dahms.

Brian Jeremiason of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C member headquartered in Tyler, MN, talks about a shared understanding between lawmakers and cooperative employees.

Cooperative Network's David Ward (right) talks with Sen. Terri Bonoff about cooperative issues at MN Co-op Day at the Capitol.

Cooperative Network’s David Ward (right) talks with Sen. Terri Bonoff about cooperative issues.

David Ward of Cooperative Network explains why some lawmakers may not know their connection to cooperatives.

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