June Storm Update

Wednesday, June 12

On Wednesday evening, around 7:30 PM, a powerful summer storm swept through Ideal Corners, Crosslake, Outing, and the Crosby Areas. The storm brought with it strong winds, hail, and funnel-like clouds, causing significant damage to power infrastructure and leaving approximately 3,800 Crow Wing Power members without power.

Storm Impact and Restoration Efforts

The storm resulted in broken power poles, downed trees, and damaged power lines. Crow Wing Power crews responded swiftly, working tirelessly through the night to restore power to about 2,800 members. As of 6:00 AM Thursday morning, around 1,000 members in the Ideal Corners, Crosslake, and Outing areas were still without power.

2024 Director Elections Announced

Crow Wing Power has announced the results of its 2024 board elections during the Annual Business Meeting held at Forestview Middle School. The cooperative welcomes two new directors and the re-election of a board member.

LuAnn Nelson has been re-elected as the Director representing District 2 At-Large, receiving 2,031 votes. Nelson was followed by Thomas M. Lillehei with 1,396 votes and Greg Booth with 1,387 votes. Jon Lubke will represent District 1A after garnering 2,730 votes, surpassing Fredrick R. Hage. David Albers will join the board for District 3B, securing 1,564 votes over Ben Bernatsky (1,358 votes), James Mecklenburg (949 votes), and Randy H. Winscher (913 votes).

Register for the Basin BUs Tour 2024

Deadline to Register: August 30, 2024

Join Crow Wing Power on a 3 day/2 night expedition to explore the cooperative power supply system. As a member of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Crow Wing Power, ensures a reliable, affordable wholesale power supply with over 7,200 megawatts of capacity and 2,500 miles of transmission lines. From Basin Electric headquarters to wind projects and coal refinement, discover the diverse origins of your electricity.

2025 Member Photo Calendar Contest

Calling all nature enthusiasts and photography lovers! We invite you to participate in the 2025 Crow Wing Power Calendar Contest, where your artistic vision can shine. As a proud member of Crow Wing Power, this is your chance to capture the stunning landscapes that define our service territory and showcase your talents with a chance to win $25 in bill credits 


A Special Event for Our Members

Mark your calendar for September 21 or 22 and join us at Safari North Wildlife Park for the 3rd annual Celebrate YOU at the Zoo event! As a cherished cooperative member, you’ll receive FREE admission and enjoy exclusive park discounts. This special event is dedicated to thanking you for your loyalty and support. Enjoy a wonderful day at Safari North Wildlife Park, filled with wildlife adventures and special moments.