News Releases

LCP receives Employer of Veterans honor

July 22, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power is honored to accept the Employer of Veterans Award from The American Legion Department of Minnesota. The award was presented to the cooperative during the Department Convention in Willmar, Minn., this summer. 

Derek Howe, chief operating officer for Lake Country Power, accepted the award on behalf of the co-op. LCDR Howe served as a P-3 Mission Commander and provided intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance during operation Iraqi freedom. 

Members share $50,000 through ORU

June 25, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the contributions of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $50,000 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

Goodland Township received $1,000 from Operation Round Up, which will cover sixty-percent of their project cost at the fire hall.

Les Beach scholarships awarded

May 14, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power is pleased to announce 30 local high school seniors from 30 different schools have been awarded the Lake Country Power 2019 Les Beach Memorial Scholarship. The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship honors a former co-op employee and recognizes student commitment and contribution to local communities. 

The $4,000 scholarships, issued at $500 per semester for four years, will help the following graduating seniors pursue their college plans and career dreams:

Restoration effort ongoing after snow storm

May 9, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power crews are making progress to restore service after Wednesday’s snow storm affected electric service for more than 2,000 Lake Country Power members. Roughly 400 members are without power, as crews continue to work as safely and quickly as possible.

Those affected reside in the southern part of Lake Country Power’s service area, including locations near Cromwell, Sawyer, Saginaw, Kettle River, McGregor to Savanna State Park, Tamarack, Cloquet and Fish Lake.

May snow knocks out service for 2,000

May 9, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

Grand Rapids, MN – Wednesday’s snow storm is affecting electric service for more than 2,000 Lake Country Power members. Line crews worked through last night, and are currently working to restore service at nearly 115 various outage points. Those affected are primarily in the southern part of the cooperative’s service area, from McGregor east to north of Duluth.

May is electrical safety month

May 1, 2019

Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from powering baby monitors, cell phones and lighting, to running HVAC systems and appliances. No wonder we get so comfortable with its instant availability that when we flip a switch, we expect most systems or devices to do the job. 

May is National Electrical Safety Month, so now is a great time to look around your home and check for potential safety hazards.

Members connect at annual meeting

April 18, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – A community of cooperative members “plugged in” to Lake Country Power at the annual meeting in Hibbing on Wednesday evening, April 17. More than 400 members and guests heard about co-op membership benefits, the co-op’s long-term investments, and the co-op’s commitment to serve locally.