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February 2021

Tusen Tack wins Touchstone Energy Community Award

Feeling chilled? Think twice about a space heater

Students apply for COOPx

Thank you retirees

This Just-in: February CEO message


January 2021

Powering together for 85 years

Say watt? A Watt's Cookin' calendar?

"Power Up" your future with a scholarship

Safety: Downed power lines

Working Together, retiring together

Margins of $3.9 million shared with members

This Just-in: January CEO message

December 2020

Director nominations open in districts 2, 4, and 5

Snowmobile Safety: Beware of power poles

Better reliability with Integrated Vegetation Management

Hacking the holidays: Stay cyber safe

Looking back: sending payments to Chicago

Q&A with Operation Round Up board member


November 2020

ECE receives pollinator certificate

Dispose of electronics safely

Shop local and support your neighbors

Consider “rounding up” to help local organizations

Join SmartHub for a chance to win an iPad

Q&A: Geographic Information Systems Analyst


October 2020

Careers in Energy: Proud to power the communities we serve

Fire safety

Teacher Totes: Celebrating teachers during a pandemic

Q&A: 33 years in line work

We want to know–are you satisfied?

Driving to work: Gas vs. electric vehicles


September 2020

Maximizing production: Fixed vs. tracking solar panels

Sales tax exemption for electric heat

Safety: Sow Seeds of Caution

Cold Weather Rule

Military service personnel assistance

Q&A: Meter Data Analysts

Touchstone Energy Community Award


August 2020

ECE has begun pole testing 

Your bill is getting a new look


July 2020

New President/CEO announced

Braham Headquarters and Milaca Service Center lobbies are open

Big changes at Great River Energy - Coal Creek Station closing

Outdoor recreational safety

EVeryday savings

Invest in your future with renewable energy

When the skies get dark, System Control shines

If you have a power concern, we want to know about it

Q&A: Life in the warehouse


June 2020

A career and a life full of energy: President/CEO Steve Shurts retires

Safety: Electric Shock Drowning

Q&A: Employee development

Electrify Your Lawn Care

Preserving the monarch population


May 2020

"Keeping you moving" despite social distancing

MOVE OVER–It's the law

Home energy use: COVID-19

We want to know–are you satisfied?

Q&A: Vegetation management

A farewell message from Steve

April 2020

Q&A: Life on the line

Help us find former members

Help keep lineworkers safe

Monitor your energy use with SmartHub

Electrical equipment: What's yours? What's ours?

Get pumped for air source heat pumps

STIHL battery-powered lawn equipment rebates

Lineworker gear word search


March 2020

Focus on the future by voting

2020 Election: Director candidate profiles

Rebates: Save now to save later

Go Paperless using SmartHub

Q&A: Governance

Energy Saving Trees program

If you have a power concern, we want to know about it

Watt's Cookin': Beer-Braised Cabbage

No Barriers Warriors program - Empowering local veterans


February 2020

Touchstone Energy Community Award winner

ECE's first after-hours dispatcher signs off

Step potential: What you need to know

Q&A: Storage water heating

Customize your SmartHub notifications


January 2020

Margins of $1.9 million shared with members

Join SmartHub for a chance to win an iPad

Celebrating renewable energy

Space heater safety: Smart tips

Q&A: Winter outages

Focusing on what's important: Kari Pangerl retirement


December 2019

Keep your linemen safe: Avoid deadly back feed

Cost-of-service study will help plan for the future

Reducing outage time with vegeation management

Introducing a new SmartHub experience

5 Reasons to Apply for Youth Tour 2020


November 2019

It pays to be a co-op member

Give the gift of safety

Member Appreciation Events popped with fun

Shop AmazonSmile this holiday season and support Operation Round Up

Co-ops unite during National Drive Electric Week

Capital credits pay out: The largest in ECE’s history

If you have a power concern, we want to know about it 


October 2019

Careers in Energy are Thriving

Avoid the ‘boos’ with Halloween Safety

Teacher Totes: The Cooperative Difference

Pre-winter DIY projects that will save energy—and money

Make the most of your spare change

October is Co-op Month: Let’s Get Social

September 2019

President/CEO Steve Shurts to retire

Safety: Distracted walking is dangerous

Substation dedicated to former director Robert Kaeter

With AMI, the future is now

August 2019

Your Connected Home: A simple guide to smart devices

Online safety: Choosing a parental control app

$ummer Bills: Q&A with Member Services

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… a drone!

Tom Gross retires after 29 years with ECE

2019 Member Appreciation Events

July 2019

All About YOUth: ECE in the classroom

Know what to do when you see a downed power line

Checking it Twice: Power Line Inspections

Road Trips are EVolving

Cybersecurity: Keeping You Safe

June 2019

Have you heard the buzz?

Will your AC unit make it through the summer?
Enhanced rebates on air source heat pumps

Cindy Rolain closes her ECE chapter

Generator safety with an RV

Energy Matters: Powering our pollinators through solar


May 2019

ECE Annual Meeting celebrates the benefits of electricity

Exclusive offer for ECE members on STIHL® battery-pwered equipment

Five outdoor electrical hazards

Ask Andy: Herbicide application Q&A

Join us for Your Energy Future 101

Energy Matters: We welcome your feedback


March/April 2019

Slam the Scam: How to protect yourself

Join us for Project GreenTouch

Change to Cycled Air program

Dave Haggberg retires after 40 years of line work

Energy Matters: Benefits of electricity

February 2019

Pine County Master Gardeners: Touchstone energy Community Award winner

SmartHub: The power of data in your hands

Out and about with SAFETY in mind

Wi-Fi thermostat rebates available

Energy Matters: The benefits and the costs of renewable energy


January 2019

Sweepstakes winners loved their electric ride

Tips to safely charge your electronics

Powering our pollinators by creating habitat

Energy Matters with ECE President/CEO Steve Shurts - January 2019

Let us know if you have power concerns

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