News Releases

LCP dedicates new service center

October 9, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Cohasset Service Center with guided tours on Tuesday, October 8. The event, open to co-op members and the public, took place at 26039 Bear Ridge Drive in Cohasset Industrial Park II, just off Highway 2.

Officials from Lake Country Power, HAWK Construction, Architectural Resources, Inc., and the City of Cohasset, were on hand with brief comments to mark the occasion.

Seeking nominations for Community Award

Grand Rapids, MN – In the true spirit of grassroots movements, Lake Country Power will once again 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.

Operation Round Up® gives more than $44,000 to community programs

September 23, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN – Through the contributions of Lake Country Power's participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $44,580 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting.

The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 51 grant applications and distributed funds to 43 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more than $2.3 million has been distributed to community-based projects and programs.

Co-op to dedicate new Service Center

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Cohasset Service Center with guided tours on Tuesday, October 8. The event, open to co-op members and the public, will take place at 26039 Bear Ridge Drive in Cohasset Industrial Park II, just off Highway 2.

Officials from Lake Country Power, HAWK Construction, Architectural Resources, Inc., and the City of Cohasset, will be on hand with brief comments to mark the occasion.

Event Details – LCP’s Cohasset Service Center Open House

  • Date: Tuesday, October 8   

Electric Vehicle show and tell event

August 27, 2019

Several types of electric vehicles (EVs), including Teslas, an electric Polaris Ranger and electric bicycles, will be available to the public for viewing during a special EV-focused event on Monday, Sept. 16, in Duluth. The goal of this event is to connect those interested in EVs to those who have already made the leap to purchase an EV.  

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.

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