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You Get The Credit!

Capital credits are the return of your investment in the cooperative, but not everyone understands how they work. Below are a few common questions about capital credits. What are capital credits? An electric cooperative operates on an at-cost basis by annually “allocating” to each member, based upon the member’s purchase of electricity, operating revenue remaining…
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Maintenance Efforts Take Flight

If there is one thing that electric cooperatives are proud of but not always known for, it’s innovation. Electric co-ops began forming in the 1930s when friends and neighbors in rural America started joining together to bring electricity to their homes and farms which major power companies were unwilling to invest in. Even then, at…
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Addressing Addiction

Local leaders come together to combat opioid crisis in F-M area At Cass County Electric Cooperative, we do our part to power our communities literally, by providing safe and reliable electricity. However, contributing to a strong and thriving community goes beyond the service we provide. We contribute to local nonprofits, volunteer our time, and strive…
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A Retirement Well-Earned

It was 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States, The Beatles were invading American airwaves, and military tensions were mounting in East Asia. While events around the globe were making a mark on history, a young man was just beginning a career at a rural electric cooperative in southeastern North Dakota. He…
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Storm Of The Century – 20th Anniversary

The snow is gone. The grass is starting to turn green again. Another winter has passed; another spring is beginning to give way to summer. Our harshest season was relatively mild again this year. For that, many are thankful. Twenty years ago, it was a very different story. For many, the winter and spring of…
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