News Releases

LCP annual meeting addresses authenticity of co-ops and plans for future

April 20, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Keeping the coffee hot, the milk cold and batteries charged is at the core of Lake Country Power’s mission. But after more than 80 years delivering rural electric service, expectations are measured many different ways these days.

That’s the message Lake Country Power shared with nearly 400 members and guests at its annual meeting Wednesday, April 19, in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Operation Round Up® gives more than $45,000 to community programs

March 22, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the assistance of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $45,130 in contributions to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 59 grant applications and distributed funds to 50 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $1.8 million has been distributed to more than 1,500 community-based projects and programs.

LCP provides backing for food co-op’s business expansion

Grand Rapids, MN – Natural Harvest Food Co-op recently received a $100,000 Revolving Loan Fund from Lake Country Power to support its expansion into a new 9,000 square-foot building at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue in Virginia, Minn.

“Receiving this loan through Lake Country Power shows how excited the community is for our project because they are also part of the communities we serve,” said Anja Parenteau, general manager of Natural Harvest Food Co-op.

Special director election in District 1

February 1, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power’s Board of Directors will let members decide on a replacement for the open District 1 board seat. The seat, held by Dale Long until his death in January, will remain vacant while the co-op holds a special election in District 1 this year. Members will be able to vote online or by mail before the co-op’s annual meeting Wednesday, April 19.

In Memory of Dale Long; 1955-2017

Remembering a member of the “family”

By Greg Randa

LCP general manager


We lost a friend, a leader and member of the cooperative family recently when LCP Board President Dale Long passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. We will miss Dale — his positive attitude, his character, his sense of community, his humanity and his leadership.

LCP honors community award winner

January 4, 2017

Itasca County Volunteers for the Handicapped Association takes top honor

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power selected the Itasca County Volunteers for the Handicapped Association of Grand Rapids, Minn., as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award. The co-op chose this non-profit organization for the 35 years they’ve touched the lives of those living with disabilities in communities spanning from Bemidji to Duluth.