Crow Wing Power has prepared four substations in Crow Wing County for planting pollinator seeds to create habitat for butterflies and bees. We’ve historically had grass growing around all of our substations, but decided the substations would provide excellent locations for pollinator perennial plants. In the past few years, we’ve all read about the nearly extinct Minnesota native Rusty Patch bumble bee. And, that help is needed to provide food for Monarchs and other butterflies.
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.
We received the sad news recently that our long-time Board Member and friend, Ken Miller, passed away on Wednesday, August 30. Ken was a dedicated Board Director for 32 years, longer than any of the current Directors, so we all knew him well.
The safety of you, our members, and our employees is a top priority at Crow Wing Power, especially during dangerous times. When storms hit our area, we rush to your aid as soon as weather conditions allow our lineworkers to travel and make repairs safely.
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