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Are you covered if your electronics sustain damage after an outage?

A power outage or power surge—whether triggered by a storm, lightning, trees, animals, or vehicles hitting power poles—can damage computer equipment, TVs, and other appliances in your home. These events are all out of Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric’s control and the co-op does not compensate for any damaged equipment. However, most homeowner’s insurance policies cover losses […]

National Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 8

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has recognized the second Monday in April as National Lineworker Appreciation Day since 2015. Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric is recognizing our lineworkers for their dedication in serving the co-op and its member-owners. The line crew with their Steele-Waseca experience includes (front row, left to right):  Line Technician Tanen Holzem, […]

Manager Connection – Your Trusted Energy Advisor

By Syd Briggs,General Manager “We’re here to serve you.” These words may sound generic, but to us—your local electric cooperative—they mean everything. Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric was created to serve our rural communities. Back in the day, neighbors banded together and formed our co-op for the common good. In our case, it was the only way […]

Board candidates for 2024 announced by Steele-Waseca’s Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric have determined their selection of candidates for the board seats up for election in Districts 1, 3, and 5, as election results will be announced at this year’s annual meeting scheduled Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The committee first met Nov. 15, 2023, at Steele-Waseca’s headquarters in Owatonna. Attorney […]

What can we expect from the legislature in 2024?

by Jenny Glumack, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) The 2024 legislative session started Feb. 12. With a two-year budget enacted last session, no bills need to be passed this year to keep the state government operating. However, there is a projected budget surplus of $2.4 billion, which will be used by […]

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