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LCP tending to more outages


Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power crews have been working since early morning Thursday, repairing outages after another thunderstorm swept across parts of its service area. The storm caused outages from Leech Lake to Duluth and north into the co-op’s Mountain Iron service area. The outages are widespread and scattered, as displayed on the cooperative’s online outage map.

Lake Country Power appoints Carlson


Grand Rapids, MN — Lake Country Power recently appointed Stephanie Carlson of Tower, MN as consumer account rep II in its Mountain Iron Service Center.

Stephanie Carlson

Carlson will be responsible for resolving a wide range of member inquires and concerns regarding issues such as billing, work and service orders, transfers, etc.

Crews within reach of Mission: ZERO

07/29/2016 - 3:15 p.m. Update

Grand Rapids, MN – Life has returned to normal for most Lake Country Power members today. Nearly all 27,000 outages have been restored since a severe thunderstorm pounded the region last week. Only 19 members remain without power near Ely and the BWCA Wilderness. Crews expect to have all individual services restored this weekend.  

Power restoration progress continues; hundreds of pole changeouts underway

07/24/2016 MEDIA ADVISORY 4:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – The buzz of chain saws can still be heard throughout the region as recovery efforts continue in the wake of Thursday’s massive thunderstorm. Lake Country Power reports less than 4,000 members remain without electricity this afternoon—down from 27,000 outages called in after the storm blew through early Thursday morning.

Small Army on the move for Lake Country Power members

07/22/2016 MEDIA ADVISORY 4:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – A small army of linemen and field crews is making progress restoring electricity for Lake Country Power members. Co-op line crews were called in around 3:00 a.m. Thursday as a result of 27,000 outages caused by a thunderstorm with hurricane-like impact. By 4:00 p.m. today (Friday) power has been restored to nearly 15,000 LCP consumers.

LCP line crews nearing home stretch in outage restoration

June 20, 2016

Grand Rapids, MN – Working around the clock since Sunday evening, Lake Country Power line crews have restored electric service for more than 4,700 members. They’ve repaired more than 80 different outages.

Currently there are less than 300 members without power and 30 different outages to repair. The remaining outages are primarily near Kettle River, Cromwell, Moose Lake, Sturgeon Lake and Round Lake.