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Manager Connection – Cooperative Principles

By Syd Briggs,General Manager You may recall last month, my column touched on the first three cooperative principles, so as cooperative month concludes, I’d like to reflect on the remaining four principles, as they, like the previous three, are essential to the co-op business model, benefit all members of the co-op, and make me thankful […]

Storage Water Heating Program

Benefits Installing an electric water heater lets you enjoy the cleanest, safest, most efficient water heating system The SWCE Storage Water Heater Program SWCE will give you a FREE 115-gallon Westinghouse water heater Water heater will be controlled from 7 AM-11 PM (Mon-Fri) You will receive either the dual fuel rate (if on dual fuel) […]

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Sobrack among Jay York Scholarship recipients

Carson Sobrack of Medford was among four electric cooperative recipients randomly selected to receive a 2021 Jay York Scholarship. The Jay A. York Scholarship was started in recognition of the first Minnesotan to head the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). York was a prominent figure in rural electric cooperative issues for nearly 30 years. […]

Getting proper rest can make a huge difference in staying safe during harvest

For many farmers, fall requires long days in the field and little rest. The pressure to harvest as much as possible, combined with fatigue and looming deadlines, increases the risk of injury. In fact, most injuries occur during the spring and fall when stress and fatigue are common among farmers. The safety and health of […]

Protecting against cyberattacks

Courtesy: Great River Energy (GRE) The security of critical infrastructure is garnering increased attention following several recent notable cyberattacks. The company that delivers nearly half the fuel used on America’s east coast needed to shut down the flow of oil, May 7, after its systems were compromised by a cyberattack. Hackers also gained access to […]

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