MiEnergy Cooperative members give $5,300 in local donations

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  (11 a.m. April 17, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met in March and elected to donate $5,300 to the following local organizations:

$800, Minnesota food shelves in Racine, Rushford, St. Charles and Wykoff ($200 per food shelf), to provide food for households in need as part of Minnesota FoodShare Month.

$500, Chatfield Fire Department, Chatfield, Minn., to help purchase Nomex hoods to help keep firefighters safe.

MiEnergy Cooperative announces Youth Tour winners

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (7:30 a.m. April 3, 2018)— Caitlin Houdek, a junior at New Hampton High School, and Lillian Carlson, a junior at Houston High School, each won an educational-filled week of adventure in Washington D.C. as MiEnergy Cooperative’s Youth Tour Contest winners. Both will be among a group of 1,600 students sponsored by electric cooperatives from across the country to take part in the Rural Electric Youth Tour June 8-15.

Power blinks continue to plague Lewiston, Utica, Rushford and Stockton

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (10:30 a.m. Dec. 18, 2017)— Early Saturday afternoon the cities of Lewiston, Utica, Rushford and Stockton and the rural areas surrounding those cities once again experienced five electric blinks.

Fault indicators that were placed on ITC Midwest’s transmission line, which feeds into the City of Rushford’s substation, approximately two weeks ago indicate the problem area is between Good Shepherd Nursing Home and the city’s substation.

Rushford power outage begins at 1 pm today

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  (11:15 a.m. Dec. 7, 2017)— Earlier today the transmission line that has been blinking this week and affecting MiEnergy Cooperative members in Lewiston, Utica, Rushford and Stockton, blinked twice. Special equipment placed on the line Tuesday has helped isolate the problem area to a section of ITC Midwest’s transmission line near Rushford. While ITC still doesn’t have an exact cause for the blinks, they are sending crews to replace about a dozen insulators that may fix the situation.