News Releases

Connect at the 2019 district meetings

January 7, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – As the calendar turns the page on all things new, it brings more than resolutions. With a new year, Lake Country Power is looking ahead to meet member needs in new ways.

To keep its co-op community informed, Lake Country Power will host meetings in each of its nine districts over the next three months. The co-op will share news about stable rates, new metering technology, co-op credits and construction projects. Each meeting starts with dinner at 5:00 p.m., followed by staff updates and time for member questions. 

January is scholarship application month

Grand Rapids, MN – Scholarship “season” is underway at Lake Country Power, and applications can be made throughout the month of January. The rural electric co-op expects to award college scholarships valued at $4,000 each to more than 30 high school students in 2019.

Scholarship recipients can qualify for up to $4,000 over four years to help pay for college or technical school. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters, and students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5, or higher. They must also have a full-time enrollment status. 

Members contribute more than $52,000

December 21, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the contributions of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $52,850 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 60 grant applications and distributed funds to 51 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $2.2 million has been distributed to community-based projects and programs.

Hoyt new lineman appointed in Mt. Iron

October 22, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power welcomes Ben Hoyt of Iron, Minn., as a new lineworker to the cooperative’s operations department.

Hoyt will report from the co-op’s Mountain Iron Service Center. 

As journeyman lineworker, Hoyt will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of Lake Country Power’s electric distribution system, such as building lines and installing line devices.

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.

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