News Releases

Nearly $36,000 given to local programs

September 18, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the assistance of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $35,850 in contributions to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 33 grant applications and distributed funds to 29 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $2.1 million has been distributed to community-based projects and programs.

Tree crew employees recently hired

August 10, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power welcomes four new tree crew employees to the co-op’s engineering department – Josh Swenson of Cohasset, Lucas Carlos of Grand Rapids, Jay Peuranen of Tower, and Sean O’Neil of Eveleth. 

Swenson and Carlos will report to the co-op’s Grand Rapids Service Center, and Peuranen and O’Neil will report from the Mountain Iron Service Center. 

Groundbreaking ceremony held at new HQ site

July 31, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power representatives gathered today for a special groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of its future new headquarters in Cohasset, Minn.

Officials from Lake Country Power, Hawk Construction, Architectural Resources, Inc., and the City of Cohasset, were present with shovels in hand, hard hats and comments for the nearly 60 individuals in attendance. Other local officials were also present. 

$49,000 awarded to community programs

July 16, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the assistance of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $49,000 in contributions to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 52 grant applications and distributed funds to 50 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $2.0 million has been distributed to community-based projects and programs.

Full service restoration in sight

July 2, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power line crews, including crews from Lake States Construction and Highline Construction, have worked diligently to restore service for 7,500 co-op members that were affected by a couple severe summer storms since Friday morning.

As of 4:30 p.m., Monday, there are currently less than 25 members without power, primarily at Eagles Nest near Ely, and other locations south and west of Ely.

Restoration closer for LCP members

July 1, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power line crews continue to make progress as they work to restore service for co-op members affected by a couple severe summer storms since Friday morning. There are currently 860 members without power.

Since Friday morning, crews have restored service for more than 6,600 members.

Restoration efforts in full force Sunday

July 1, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power line crews resumed outage restoration work at 6:00 a.m., Sunday morning, following a couple severe summer storms. Since Friday morning, crews have restored service for more than 4,900 members.

 Line crews will be working throughout the northern locations of the co-op’s service area. The Eagles Nest area near Ely took a large amount of damages from the storm. Other hard hit remote areas include Babbitt, Ely, Lake Vermilion, Orr and additional areas south of Eveleth.

Work continues through difficult restoration process

June 30, 2018 – 9:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power line crews, along with additional crews from Lake States Construction and Highline Construction, have been working all day Saturday in efforts to restore electric service following a couple severe summer storms since Friday morning.

Crews have restored service for nearly 4,500 co-op members since early Friday morning.

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