Crow Wing Power Observing National Co-op Month in October
Crow Wing Power Cooperative is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities.
Your cooperative delivers electricity to 37,000 member-owners in our three-county service area of central Minnesota. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities because we are locally owned and operated. Revenue generated by Crow Wing Power goes back to Main Street, not Wall Street.”
Rural America is served by a network of about 1,000 electric cooperatives, most of which were formed in the 1930s and 40s to bring electricity to farms and rural communities that large, investor-owned power companies had no interest in serving because of the higher costs involved in serving low-population and low-density areas.
In addition to providing the vital power co-op members depend on, Crow Wing Power gives back with Operation Round-up, the Pollinator garden in Loren Thompson Park, Washington Youth Tour just a name a few, along with the many organizations our employees participate their time to throughout the community.
To celebrate National Co-op Month, Crow Wing Power will be providing coffee and cookies each Friday in October at our Brainerd office along with more information our our coop.
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