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2017 Member Appreciation Day and Ballots

The 80th Annual meeting and Member Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, June 10 this year.  Ballots for Director Elections and Restated Bylaws will be sent to members in May.  Ballots must be received by Saturday, June 10.  vote icon

Co-op Calendar Photo Contest

Crow Wing Power is announcing our first calendar contest!  To enter the contest, please submit your scenic photos of Minnesota to us.  

If your photo is chosen for the calendar, you will receive a $25 electric bill credit.  

Does your Residential Air Conditioner need a tune up?

Crow Wing Power members are eligible for a rebate on their air conditioner tune up. Details are here!

Basic Service Charge and Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment will Increase for 2017

Crow Wing Power members will see a basic monthly service charge and rate increase in 2017.  The average residential member will see a 5.1% increase.  The new rates will be reflected on February’s bills for January’s electric use.

Coop Connections Card

The Crow Wing Power member benefit program has given our members discounts at local participating businesses since 2001 and has since expanded nationally when Touchstone Energy adopted it for cooperatives throughout the country.  The program is now offered to Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, a nationwide alliance of more than 740 electric cooperatives, like Crow Wing Power.  

Let's Go Fishing Wins Community Award

Let's Go Fishing Board Members receive plaque and $500Brainerd Let’s Go Fishing is the 2016 Touchstone Energy Commitment to Community winner this year.   On December 28, they received a plaque and $500 as the local winner and their organization has been submitted for the State-wide Touchstone Energy annual program.

Christmas Day Ice Storm

Another Storm Causes Power Outages on Christmas Day

Linemen restoring power after replacing poleTodd Treichler (left) and Justin Wilson using dual buckets stringing new wire to a replaced power pole that had snapped on Knollwood Drive in Baxter.  Photo courtesy of Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch.

Winter Storm Argos 2016

Winter Storm Argos blew in November 18 with a furry and quickly turned from a winter storm to a blizzard. Outages began as the heavy wet snow brought trees down on power lines. By 2:30pm with blizzard conditions of 35+ mph winds, icy roads and visibility to almost nothing, we closed our offices. But, with 2,000 members out of power our line crews continued to work on restoration.

Cold Weather Disconnect Rule Begins Oct. 15

During the period of October 15 - April 15, Crow Wing Power follows the Minnesota Cold Weather rule that states utilities cannot disconnect electric service for non-payment as long as the member meets certain criteria, which means they must sign an inability to pay form and keep current with an acceptable payment plan.  If ce

Save Time! Buy your Filters On-Line

Changing your filters helps save energy and keeps your equipment in good working order. Crow Wing Power now makes it easier to do, by ordering your filters on-line! And the shipping is free!

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