News Releases

No rate changes in 2018 budget

Dec. 19, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – In addition to retiring $3 million in Capital Credits to co-op members this month, the Lake Country Power Board of Directors approved a 2018 budget with no change in rates for the coming year.

Stable rates are projected despite minimal growth expected in kilowatt-hour sales and new service installations. LCP General Manager Greg Randa said LCP remains committed to controlling costs and operating on steady financial ground.

Loan fund benefits Crane Lake Marina

December 5, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Handberg’s Marina recently received a $100,000 Revolving Loan Fund from Lake Country Power to support its expansion to build a new repair and retail marine store in Crane Lake, Minn.

“Honestly, we couldn’t have done the project without Lake Country Power’s help,” said Lori Sanborn, co-owner of Handberg’s Marina with her husband Jeff. “Lake Country Power was such a fun piece of our expansion project. The funding helped bridge the gap between what the bank provided and what we were able to provide.”  

First winter storm wreaks havoc

October 27, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – An overnight snowstorm is affecting electric service for nearly 2,500 Lake Country Power members. Those affected are mostly located in the cooperative’s Mountain Iron service area, including Lake Vermilion, Ely, Orr and Crane Lake. Additional outages are affecting members in the Grand Rapids and Kettle River service areas as well.

Many trees came down on power lines from the heavy, wet snow. Line crews are replacing broken poles, too. The biggest factor affecting outage restoration

History in the Making: Travelers can now fast-charge electric cars all the way to the North Shore

October 18, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – The newest electric vehicle fast-charger, the charger that completes Minnesota’s all-electric highway from the Twin Cities to the North Shore, was unveiled Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 11:00 a.m. in Sturgeon Lake., Minn.  Officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), ZEF Energy, Lake Country Power, Great River Energy and Doc’s Sports Bar & Grill, were on hand to cut the ribbon to mark the history-making occasion.

 

Be on alert for possible scams

October 3, 2017

A Lake Country Power member has reported being “spoofed” by a call that displayed a cooperative phone number in the caller ID. Please, do not give out private information over the phone. LCP employees will never ask you for sensitive information, nor will they solicit goods, over the phone.

If you receive a call from Lake Country Power that you didn’t initiate, or that seems suspicious, please hang up and call us back at 1-800-421-9959 to speak to a co-op representative.

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