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In the true vision of a grassroots movement, Lake Country Power will recognize a non-profit organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community through a special effort of volunteers and unique efforts.

Lake Country Power is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award. Any non-profit organization that has helped make northern Minnesota a better place to live and work through its community service is eligible for the $500 cash award.

Community members may nominate an organization by completing an application form, available at Lake Country Power or online at Questions may be directed to Tami Zaun at 1-800-421-9959, ext. 7152. The application will require a description of the community service project, program or event and the positive impact it brought to the community.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. Mail to Lake Country Power, Attn: Tami Zaun, 26039 Bear Ridge Drive, Cohasset, MN 55721, or e-mail

The award recipient will contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy Community Award, which has a cash prize of $2,000. The statewide award winner will be recognized in March 2023.

The Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Minnesota, including Lake Country Power, are part of a national alliance of more than 750 unified local electric cooperatives across 46 states that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community.