Lake Region Electric Cooperative celebrates 87 years during Annual Meeting

Lake Region Electric Cooperative celebrates 87 years during Annual Meeting

Celebrating 87 years of success and growth, Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 18. The meeting was hosted at Life Church in Fergus Falls with satellite in-person meetings in Frazee and Parkers Prairie, along with an online livestream option. A record 1,316 people attended this year either in person…

LREC CEO Testifies in Support of Local Co-op Control

LREC CEO Testifies in Support of Local Co-op Control

Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s CEO Tim Thompson testified yesterday in support of co-op local control. Locally elected co-op board members know their neighbors and are in the best position to serve their needs. Great job Tim! Click the video to view Tim’s testimony. Photos were taken by Minnesota Rural Electric Association.

We’re Hiring a Machine Operator!

We’re Hiring a Machine Operator!

LREC is seeking a full-time machine operator. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining underground digging equipment and other related equipment. This position assists the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crew in the installation of underground systems and utility bores. Qualifications for the position include: The application deadline is February 27, 2024. Apply online by visiting our careers page….

We’re Hiring Temporary Lineworkers!

We’re Hiring Temporary Lineworkers!

LREC is currently seeking applicants for the position of temporary lineworker. Five positions are available: four at our headquarters in Pelican Rapids and one in our Ottertail location. Responsibilities include assisting lineworkers in the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution lines and substations. Applicants must have a diploma or degree from a recognized Electrical Line Worker…

Load Management Outlook

Load Management Outlook

*Update 1/17/24*Lake Region will be extending the controlling periods to tomorrow (Thursday) morning and evening. This is again due to widespread cold temperatures and high market pricing. This will only impact members on our load control programs. Lake Region will be controlling off-peak loads tonight (Monday), Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday evening. These control…

Local electric cooperative makes impact with $57,180 in donations

Local electric cooperative makes impact with $57,180 in donations

Fire departments, schools and food shelfs were among the organizations receiving funding Monday night during Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) Operation Round Up (ORU) meeting. ORU Board Trustees were overjoyed to award $57,180 between 112 local organizations within LREC’s service territory. “Whenever a group of volunteer individuals can come together and make an impact like…

2024 District Meetings are held by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

2024 District Meetings are held by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

District meetings for Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) were held on January 4 and 5 for LREC Districts 1, 4 and 7 in Pelican Rapids, Dent and Fergus Falls, respectively. In District 1, incumbent and current Board Vice Chair Kurt Krueger was nominated as a director candidate. In District 4, Lee Mindemann and David Pawlowski…

$20,250 awarded to local organizations by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

$20,250 awarded to local organizations by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

Funded by the contributions of Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) generous members, the Operation Round Up (ORU) Board of Trustees recently awarded $20,250 to various community organizations. Within the monies awarded was LREC’s largest donation to an organization to date. The Humane Society of Otter Tail County (HSOTC) was the recipient of a $10,000 contribution…