Co-op electricians bring power back to Minot, ND, park

Minot, ND flood damage

"You forget about it when you don't hear about it. And then you see it. Oh jeez, these people really got hit hard." The quote above was Josh … [Read more...]

Co-op employee helps build houses in Vietnam

Scott Parsley builds houses, but he's not a contractor. He's the assistant general manager at East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison, SD, and … [Read more...]

Bismarck State College’s Lineworker program turns 42 years old

There is a focus in this post on a lineworker from Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative, which is a Basin Electric Class C member. … [Read more...]

Welcome To The New Blog Site!


Reblogged from Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative: Welcome to the new blog site for BDEC. I thought this would be a good way to start getting … [Read more...]

Basin Electric member Wright-Hennepin Cooperative celebrates 75 years

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative

On March 29 during their annual meeting, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association celebrated a special milestone. The cooperative was … [Read more...]

ND’s St. Baldrick’s event draws hundreds, raises more than $200,000

More than 200 people turned out to the Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Bismarck, ND, today to watch heads shaved, hair fly, faces painted and to bid on … [Read more...]

East River Electric renovates Headquarters

Jeff Nelson (left) and Jim Ryken cut the ribbon in front of the time capsule.

East River Electric Power Cooperative made its home in the community of Madison, SD, more than 60 years ago. In 2009, the time came to start … [Read more...]

Capital Electric Cooperative teams up for St. Baldrick’s

St. Baldricks and Capital Electric

For a group at Capital Electric Cooperative, St. Baldrick’s is a way for them to take their camaraderie and competitiveness to another level. This … [Read more...]

Basin Electric CEO tours Bakken oil field of North Dakota

Dale Haugen

"It's unbelievable. I mean, they [oil rigs] truly do just dot the horizon in any direction that you look. I mean, just looking out here, I see four, … [Read more...]

Electric cooperatives in South Dakota want a change in tax law

SB123 graphic

This story requires a bit of a history lesson. In the late 1930s, the South Dakota Legislature adopted a centrally assessed property tax for taxing … [Read more...]