What COVID-low commodity prices in 2020 meant for Basin Electric and its members

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent screeching brakes of the economy had widespread impact for several months in 2020, starting in March. There are … [Read more...]

Basin Electric member cooperative kicks off community solar project

Crow Wing Power & Light, a Basin Electric Class A member headquartered in Brainerd, MN, is giving their member-owners the opportunity to invest in … [Read more...]

How electric cooperatives are helping the healers

West River Health Services

Two scenarios. Choose one: Your doctor decides getting an MRI is necessary. The hospital doesn’t have an MRI machine on site. They do have a … [Read more...]

Beautiful Christmas, even in a bucket truck

You might see a Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives commercial running on your social media channels, be it Twitter or Facebook, or you might even see it … [Read more...]

Co-ops support cancer treatment facility in Marshall, MN

According to The American Cancer Society, the southwest region of Minnesota is at the top of the list in the state for breast cancer mortality, and … [Read more...]

Cooperative employee fights MS with long-distance bike ride

Jennifer Virnig

Jennifer Virnig will go pretty far to fight multiple sclerosis (MS) – 150 miles, to be exact. This will be her third year taking on the C.H. … [Read more...]

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

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

At the beginning of March, Cooperative Network held MN Co-op Day at the Capitol. Representatives from many different cooperatives gathered at the … [Read more...]

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative celebrates 75 years

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Embracing Cooperative Values. That was the theme for the 75th anniversary, held June 4, of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C … [Read more...]

Agralite Electric Cooperative celebrates 75 years

Agralite Electric Cooperative

‘Tis not only electric cooperative annual meeting season, but also a big anniversary year for many Basin Electric member cooperatives. Many are … [Read more...]

A day in the life of … Wayne Peltier

The Peltier household was built with a rare kind of determination, and the strength can be felt in the space between Wayne and Pat Peltier. They sit … [Read more...]