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Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative names Carlisle as president/CEO and legal counsel

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) board of directors recently announced that Daniel Carlisle has accepted the position as president/chief executive officer and legal counsel. Carlisle, who currently serves as an attorney for Pemberton Law Office, will succeed current President/CEO Robin Doege in October. “Dan is a long-time member of our community, understands our culture at […]

New neighbor in St. James Industrial Park

Great River Energy has agreed to purchase a new 20,000-square-foot steel building under construction in the St. James Industrial Park. The St. James Economic Development Authority approached Great River Energy about buying the building and site from the city as a way to attract and grow local business. “This site is ideal for Great River […]

Ride and drive event gets employees in electric vehicles

Who better to tout the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) than employees who “walk the walk” and hop in the driver’s seat themselves? Great River Energy, in partnership with Midwest EVOLVE and PlugInConnect, hosted an EV ride and drive event for employees at its Maple Grove office. Before getting the opportunity to take a spin […]

Line technician helps revive dog

A Great River Energy line technician, was recently recognized for his efforts when he acted quickly and decisively to save a dog’s life last October. Ralph Skoglund was working with crews in Moose Lake, Minn., near a newly-installed roundabout when a car pulled over and a very frantic woman jumped out holding a small dog. […]

Cyclists take on the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour

More than 700 bicycling enthusiasts turned out to participate in the 14th annual Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour on Saturday, Aug. 4, despite rainy conditions. All four routes of the tour crossed the new Highway 53 bridge in Virginia, Minn., offering cyclists a scenic view of the Iron Range from 200 feet up, which […]

Million-dollar partnership will help spur small business growth

A partnership formed between Great River Energy and The Entrepreneur Fund will benefit small businesses and entrepreneurs in the two organizations’ shared service areas with a $1 million program loan provided by Great River Energy. An event held Thursday, Aug. 16, at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, Minn., celebrated this venture with a check presentation. […]

Storm causes significant damage to conveyor at Falkirk Mine

The fuel supply at Great River Energy’s largest power plant was interrupted after a severe thunderstorm with straight-line winds rolled through McLean County in North Dakota on June 29. The storm caused significant damage at Falkirk Mine which supplies coal to the plant. The most significant damage occurred when the conveyor from the second crusher to […]

Elk River Resource Recovery Project to be sold or retired

The Great River Energy board of directors approved pursuing the sale of the Elk River Resource Recovery Project, which is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis. If a sales agreement cannot be reached, the facilities will be closed by March 15, 2019. Operation of the Elk River project avoids the landfilling of 260,000‐300,000 tons […]

Creative repair prevents costly replacement

If you crane your neck up to see the very top of a CapX2020 transmission line, you’ll see a wire above all the rest. This is the optical ground wire, and it is serves two purposes: grounding and communications. Great River Energy maintains the Brookings County-Hampton CapX2020 line, and during a recent ground patrol a […]