Cooperatives to bring broadband to underserved rural areas

Harmony, Minn. (12:30 p.m. July 24, 2018) – Three local cooperatives announced their intent to create a company, MiBroadband, to serve fixed wireless broadband to areas of Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.

At a media event Tuesday, July 24, Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company, MiEnergy Cooperative and Spring Grove Communications revealed they are in the early stages of making high-speed internet a reality for underserved rural areas.

Great River Bluffs Cleanup May 5: MiEnergy Cooperative seeks volunteers

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  (2 p.m. April 23, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative is hosting GreenTouch Day at Great River Bluffs State Park on May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The purpose of the day is to help the park prepare for the busy summer camping season. It is recommended that volunteers bring work gloves and come dressed in appropriate clothing and footwear for a variety of outdoor cleanup activities.

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.