It’s National Cooperative Month–a proclamation that first originated in Minnesota in 1948. Scott Reimer is General Manager at Federated Rural Electric Association and says co-ops nationwide and locally are focused on meeting their members’ needs.

“We’ve been here for them since the 1930s and we’re here for them today and we’re all about reliable electricity, customer service and safety.”

Reimer says electric cooperatives in Minnesota serve about 1.7 million Minnesotans in all 87 counties and operate the largest electric distribution network in the state.