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Feb. 23rd, 2021

Arrowhead Cooperative Looks to Expand Broadband Service

Back in 2009 Arrowhead Cooperative applied for grant funding from the federal government to build broadband in Cook County. After receiving a $16.1 million package of grants and loans, and with a contribution of $4 million from Cook County, the Cooperative built a state-of-the-art fiber-to-the-home network throughout the existing service area. Since 2013 True North Broadband has been providing high speed internet and home phone service to thousands of people in the county. This fall, Arrowhead Cooperative was successful in securing a bid in the recent Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction. In order to receive the funds the Cooperative must complete additional vetting by the FCC. Once awarded, the funds will be used to expand both electric and broadband service to unserved areas of Cook County. To learn more about the funding WTIP’s Rhonda Silence chatted with Arrowhead Cooperative CEO John Twiest. Follow the link to listen to their conversation.

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Feb. 2nd, 2021

Understanding the Power Cost Adjustment

Each month, Arrowhead Electric Cooperative includes a charge or credit on member’s electric bills called the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA). The PCA reflects an adjustment for the actual cost of wholesale power during each billing period – above or below Arrowhead Electric Cooperative’s base rate.

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Sep. 22nd, 2020

Board of Directors Holds Organizational Meeting

On August 27th the Arrowhead Cooperative Board of Directors held their annual organizational meeting. New officers were elected by the board:

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Aug. 27th, 2020

Election Results

The results of the 2020 Director Election are in and Roger Opp has been re-elected to represent District 1 (Grand Portage/Hovland). Thank you to all the members who submitted ballots.

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Aug. 25th, 2020

Important Message for Arrowhead Cooperative Members

The Annual Meeting scheduled for tonight is cancelled, but CEO/General Manager John Twiest recorded a message for Arrowhead Cooperative members. View his remarks here: https://youtu.be/Co3xQKkBows

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Aug. 24th, 2020

Planned Power Outage

Arrowhead Cooperative members will experience momentary power outages Tuesday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 26th at 5:45 am and 5:45 pm each day.  These brief outages are needed for Great River Energy to work on upgrades to the transmission line.

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Aug. 21st, 2020

Rolling blackouts reveal differences between Minnesota and California

Rolling blackouts in California have been making headlines and sparking questions across the country, particularly in regions such as the Midwest that are seeing rapid renewable energy growth. Many of our member-owners are asking the same question: “Could this happen here?”

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Jul. 31st, 2020

Annual Meeting Cancelled

Members of Arrowhead Cooperative,

It is with sincere apologies and sadness that I write to inform you that we must cancel our 2020 annual meeting due to the current state of emergency regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your safety, health, and well-being is of utmost importance to the board and staff. We could not, in good conscience, ask you to attend a meeting during these uncertain times and risk your welfare.

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Apr. 3rd, 2020

Arrowhead Load Management 4/3/2020

Arrowhead Electric Cooperative will be conducting Load Management control today: Friday, April 3, 2020

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Mar. 16th, 2020

Arrowhead Cooperative COVID-19 Response

To Arrowhead Cooperative Members and the community:

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared by the World Health Organization and the CDC as a Global Pandemic. The President and Minnesota’s Governor have declared a state of emergency.

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