Our 75th Anniversary!

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We will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary on June 23, 2015.  In honor of the occasion, we will be having a member appreciation open house at our Baudette office on June 23 from 11 am – 2 pm, where we will be serving a walleye shore lunch with all the fixings!  In addition to lunch, we will also be serving up cake, popcorn, and cotton candy. There will be an electrical demonstration, as well as activities for children, including face painting and bucket truck rides.  We hope to see you here!

Electrifying Minnesota Exhibit

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“Electrifying Minnesota,” a traveling exhibit, will be displayed for viewing this summer in Baudette. It will be at North Star Electric June 17-23, and at the LOW County Museum July 1 through August 9. Through film, photography, and interactive activities, this exhibit illuminates the amazing ways electricity has shaped life in Minnesota.

Electrifying MN



Littlefork Location Hiring Journeyman Lineworker

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Are you a journeyman lineworker that loves to fish for world class walleyes? Hunt for black bear, wolves, whitetail deer, ducks, and Canadian geese? Well, have we got a deal for you! Now you can have it all. First of all, a great job, and then all the hunting and fishing you can handle in beautiful northern Minnesota!

North Star Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a qualified journeyman lineworker in our Littlefork service center.  Requirements include a successful completion of a lineman’s apprenticeship program and a current journeyman lineworker certificate. Must have experience with overhead and underground electric distribution, including line construction, line maintenance and troubleshooting, rubber gloving voltages of 7,200 and 14,400, and a great attitude, personality and work ethic. A valid Minnesota driver’s license with a CDL is required.

North Star Electric Cooperative, Inc. headquarters is located in Baudette, Minnesota with a service center located in Littlefork, Minnesota. Littlefork is located southwest of International Falls with a service territory encompassing areas including Kabetogama, Rainy Lake, Ash River Trail, and Voyageurs National Park. This is where the Rainy River runs north into the greatest fishery in the world, Lake of the Woods, and where world class walleyes are caught. The hunting is also exceptional, making it a can‘t miss location to live, work and play.

This position will be located in Littlefork, Minnesota with a no more than 15 minute drive time from home to office. The position has current union compensation and excellent benefit package.  Pre-employment physicals and drug screenings are required.

Primary responsibilities:

Installs, replaces, or retires poles, cross arms, insulators, repairs conductors, and replaces or repairs other equipment or materials as necessary.

Installs, replaces or retires transformers, oil circuit reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, switches, and other related equipment.

Patrols distribution lines, performs maintenance inspections, and prepares all necessary paperwork such as operational reports, drawing staking sheets, patrol and maintenance reports, and takes outage calls when needed and other related paperwork and duties, as assigned.

Application form can be downloaded from www.northstarelectric.coop. Please mail, fax or e-mail document to Marty Mollberg, North Star Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 719, Baudette, MN 56623.  Job posting will be active on powerlineman.com until June 22nd and applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., June 26, 2015.  Please call North Star Electric Cooperative @ 218-634-2202 with questions.  Fax number: 218-634-2203. E-mail – martynsec@wiktel.com

Unclaimed Capital Credits

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Listed in our June Enlightener are the names of past and present members of North Star Electric who have unclaimed capital credits remaining on our books. Before year-end, the remaining unclaimed capital credits for the names listed in this Enlightener will be donated to local charitable organizations. If you recognize any names in this publication, please have that person or their authorized representative contact our office for further instructions on how the unclaimed amounts may be distributed. Thank you for your assistance!