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July 2015 Storm

The Day the Lights Went Out

Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. was a sigh of relief for us when we successfully restored power to 9,000 members, some of whom had been without power for three and one-half days. 

Crow Wing Power Does Not Charge a Fee For Electronic Payment Processing

There are many third party payment processors that are reputable merchants, these companies can charge fees to process payments and posting of your payment could be delayed depending on their payment process.

Crow Wing Power does not charge a fee to our members when making online payments using SmartHub web (links are in the top right of this page), the SmartHub mobile app or SecurePay our automated phone system at 844-834-4461.

We would like to encourage our members to use these payment methods to avoid any issues or fees.

2015 Member Appreciation & Annual Meeting

On Saturday, over 2,000 people attended our 2015 Member Appreciation Day and Annual Meeting. 

Members enjoyed a delicious breakfast.






MN Twins Youth Clinic Returns June 26th

Crow Wing Power and Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will again be hosting a Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic on June 26th at Bane Park in Brainerd. The clinic is open for girls and boys ages 6-16, no registration required. Kids 6-9 meet at 2 p.m. and 10-16 meet at 3:30 p.m. This event is made possible by a sponsorship between the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy (our power supplier).

Biggest Saver Family Contest

Join the Biggest Saver Family Contest!    
May 1 through September 1 

A Day in the Life of a Lineman

A Day in the Life of a Lineman

Other than the obvious 24/7 preparedness for restoring power during unexpected outages, what do Crow Wing Power linemen do on a daily basis? What does it take to be a line worker? Whether it’s maintaining and upgrading our electric infrastructure to insure reliable power or installing and upgrading new services for residential or growing businesses, every day is filled with a variety of work that takes skill and training to insure linemen’s safety.

A Building on the Move

On Tuesday September 23, the process of relocating a commercial bank building from Jenkins to Baxter began. We needed to coordinate adjusting our power lines to allow for a 30 mile move of a commercial bank building. The route began in Jenkins, heading South on Hwy 371 to Pequot Lakes, East onto CR 11 to Breezy Point, South onto CR 4 through Merrifield, West onto CR 49, then South onto Hwy 371 and finally East to Clearwater Road and to its new home in Baxter.

September 4, 2014 Storm

The storm of September 4, 2014 changed our morning routine at 5:00 when the wind began to blow. The National Weather Service did not declare it a tornado, but from the damage we sustained it sure felt like one. By 6:00 we had three substations (Southdale, Nokay and Motley) down and 7,000+ members without power. The areas affected were Baxter, South Long Lake, Ft. Ripley, Nokay Lake, West of Pillager, Lake Shamineau, Lake Alexander and Motley.

Operation Round Up Donations are distributed in July

The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated $56,280 to local community programs during their third quarter meeting held in July.  Including a one-time Impact Grant of $11,000 to the Pine River Family Center. Operation Round-Up funds were distributed to the following projects $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club, Little Falls, $3,000 to Youth Investment, Timber Bay, Brainerd, $3,000 to Care 'n Share, Emily, and  these are just a few.

Follw this link to see the entire list and grant applications > >.

2014 MN Twins Youth Clinic

A fun morning for our Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic participants! Thanks to all who came out!




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