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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.  They received a plaque and $500.

Osprey Web Cam

Have you checked out the Central Lakes College Osprey Webcam this year?    This year two Osprey were spotted on April 24 on the platform.  Last year they returned on April 10. We'll watch and see if it's  "Harlowe and Hercules" that have returned and if they have luck with a family this year.   

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 certain conditions are not met we will disconnect.  The policy and forms needed can be found by

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! Filters for your furnace, refrigerator and air cleaner from name brands like Carrier, Bryant and Lennox are available to choose from.

Get a Free Energy Audit

As cold weather sets in, Crow Wing Power is encouraging members to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. To help you, we offer energy audits and personalized advice to make energy saving upgrades. Simple steps, like weatherization, better appliances, and new lighting can make a big difference.

Storm Season Was Eventful and Tasking


This summer is one that goes down in history as one of the worst seasons for storms topping the major event that hit on July 12 last year.  The severe weather affected up to 10,000 of our members, many who were without power more than once, as the storm patterns mimicked the same geographic areas over and over again.

Pollinator Garden Taking Shape

The Loren Thompson Park Pollinator Garden is beginning to take shape.Pollinator Garden Photo 1

Ken Lueken, Master Naturalist, has marked the areas where the sod was removed and black dirt hauled in and the first load of mulch from Harbo Mulch was added so the physical contours are now visible. We also did some field repairs on the sign and were able to get this standing again

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