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…

Bringing Vegetation Management to the Next Level with AiDash
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Bringing Vegetation Management to the Next Level with AiDash

Your electric cooperative takes an aggressive, educated approach when it comes to vegetation management (VM) efforts. Managing vegetation along LREC overhead lines is a dynamic and complex process that requires quality data to quantify the forest cover adjacent to the lines. In previous years, success was achieved utilizing Arborcision, but as technology has developed, more comprehensive…

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…

Staying Connected with Our Legislators //  CEO Column January 2024
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Staying Connected with Our Legislators // CEO Column January 2024

One of the most important things we can do is let our voices be heard by those elected to represent us. LREC values a positive relationship with our local legislators. We were able to connect with Minnesota’s Senator Jordan Rasmusson, Senator Rob Kupec, Representative Tom Murphy, and Representative Jeff Backer over the past year when…

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…

$1.57 Million Capital Credit Retirement

$1.57 Million Capital Credit Retirement

Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) is pleased to announce a combined retirement of $1.57 million in patronage capital credits for 2023. This marks the eleventh consecutive year that LREC has retired over $1 million in capital credits, a testament to the cooperative’s strong financial position.  This retirement is a direct result of LREC’s commitment to…

The Power of LREC Member Feedback // December 2023 CEO Column
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The Power of LREC Member Feedback // December 2023 CEO Column

We recently completed our annual member satisfaction survey. Our survey provides an opportunity for members to share comments, and this feedback helps us serve you the way you deserve. We carefully review each comment to best equip our employees to respond to you in a timely manner, and to hopefully, whether now or in the…