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Members in action at MAC meeting

Paul Sukut - Basin Electric

Keeping the cooperative running smoothly requires input from our members. One way this is accomplished is through the annual Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting. This year’s meeting, held Tuesday, Feb. 2, was attended by 15 co-op members.

Manager "Lars" Nygren Retires

Manager Lars Nygren

Mike Schneider Retires

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Warehouseman Mike Schneider retired after working at Capital Electric Cooperative for 37 years, checking inventory, getting quotes, comparing prices, and ordering and unloading materials.



MacDonald Ranch earns Tree Care Award

Gusty winds blowing sandy soil were causing erosion around the MacDonald Ranch south of Bismarck. So William (Bill) and Linda MacDonald, third-generation farmers and ranchers, and members of Capital Electric Cooperative, started planting trees back in 1968. Linda recalls planting “miles and miles” of trees in half-mile strips.

The Cooperative Difference


Local food cooperative brings together area producers, consumers

LIHEAP provides energy assistance to eligible low-income households

If you need assistance paying your utility bill this winter, you might qualify for energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Federally funded and administered by the N.D. Department of Human Services and county social services, LIHEAP provides the following services for eligible individuals and families:


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