News Releases

In Memory of Dale Long; 1955-2017

Remembering a member of the “family”

By Greg Randa

LCP general manager


We lost a friend, a leader and member of the cooperative family recently when LCP Board President Dale Long passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. We will miss Dale — his positive attitude, his character, his sense of community, his humanity and his leadership.

LCP honors community award winner

January 4, 2017

Itasca County Volunteers for the Handicapped Association takes top honor

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power selected the Itasca County Volunteers for the Handicapped Association of Grand Rapids, Minn., as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award. The co-op chose this non-profit organization for the 35 years they’ve touched the lives of those living with disabilities in communities spanning from Bemidji to Duluth.   

Power outage planned for 1,579 on Dec. 5

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power members in areas near Grand Lake, Cloquet, Saginaw, Brookston and Culver will be without power starting 9:00 a.m., Monday, December 5.

The outage will last one hour and will affect Lake Country Power members served by the Grand Lake Substation.

Power for the more than 1,500 members affected by the outage is expected to be restored by approximately 10:00 a.m. 

The planned outage is necessary for crews to perform power line maintenance.

Lights back on for rural residents

8:30 p.m. Update, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MN – With the exception of island locations or water access sites, Lake Country Power has restored all power outages from last Friday’s winter storm. The rural electric cooperative has turned the lights back on for nearly 8,000 members since Friday’s winter blast covered most of the Iron Range, including more than 800 services today.

LCP crews making progress restoring power

4:30 p.m. Update, Sunday, November 20, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MN – Lake Country Power members are still digging out from Friday’s storm and LCP line crews are making progress restoring widespread outages across its rural electric service area. More than 1,800 members have seen service restored today and less than 1,700 co-op members remain without power at this time.

Overall, more than 8,000 co-op consumers were affected by Friday’s blizzard that dumped up to 24 inches of heavy wet snow across the heart of the Iron Range.

LCP advising members to seek safety and warmth during outage

8:30 p.m. Update, Nov. 19, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MN – Soft ground and access to power lines remain the key issues in the quest to restore electric service for Lake Country Power members. As a result, the rural electric co-op is advising members without power to seek alternatives to stay warm tonight.

LCP crews have restored power to more than 4,500 members since heavy, wet snow and strong winds toppled trees and branches onto power lines throughout the co-op’s rural service area. LCP is reporting 3,400 members without service tonight.