2023 Lake Country Power Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Cromwell, Minn.

5:30p.m. Business Meeting

According to Article II, Section 7 of the Lake Country Power Bylaws, the order of the business meeting shall be generally as follows: 

  • Call to Order              

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Reading of the notice of meeting and certification of mailing; establish legal quorum

  • Approval of 2022 minutes

  • Closing of Polls for Districts 3, 6 and 7, including a special election for Districts 4 and 8 to fill a two-year vacancy

  • President’s Report                             

  • Holding Company Report

  • Auditor’s Report

  • Old Business

  • New Business

  • Announcement of Election (Districts 3,4, 6, 7 and 8)

  • Adjournment 

  • Prize Drawings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the members of Lake Country Power will be held at the Cromwell-Wright School, Cromwell, Minnesota, on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing Directors and to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

This notice mailed to membership between March 31, 2023 and April 5, 2023.

Annual Meeting  

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be April 20, 2023, in person at the Cromwell-Wright School in Cromwell, MN. Videos of past meetings are available below via the Lake Country Power YouTube page.

Annual Meeting Videos

Director election results will be announced the evening of Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Cromwell.

Director Elections

How to vote for director candidates:

Lake Country Power will offer members a choice in how to cast their votes. Members may vote by mail, in person at the annual meeting or electronically through an election website or off their SmartHub account. Members voting through SmartHub should look for the "Vote Now" button.

  • Director ballots will be mailed between March 31 and April 5. Online polls open April 5 at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time and close at 11:00 a.m. CST on April 20, 2023.

  • Replacement for spoiled ballots can be obtained by calling Survey & Ballot Systems at 952-974-2339.

  • Online voting questions can be addressed to Survey & Ballot Systems by emailing support@directvote.net.

2023 LCP Director Candidates

The following LCP members met the filing requirements for nomination as a candidate for the co-op’s board of directors. The nomination deadline was 4:30 p.m., February 9. Candidate biographies will be available at a later date.

District 3: Steve Raukar, Hibbing*


District 4**: Ernie Braunschweig, Cohasset; Carter Pettersen, Grand Rapids; Jeff Sheldon, Cohasset; and Lee Thole, Cohasset


District 6: Dan Kingsley, Hill City*; Don Simons, Grand Rapids


District 7: Craig Olson, Culver*


District 8**: Marvin Ketola, McGregor; Brian Napstad, McGregor; Daniel Reed, Kettle River; Danny Smith, Tamarack; and Paul Vernon, Tamarack


* Denotes Incumbent

**Special election to fill a two-year vacancy