Littlefork Now Hiring Journeyman Lineworker or Third-Year Apprenctice Lineworker

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Are you a journeyman lineworker or third-year apprenctice 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 or third-year apprentice in our Littlefork service center.  Applicants must have earned a diploma from an electrical lineworker program to be considered for this position. 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 Please mail, fax or e-mail document to:

Marty Mollberg, North Star Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 719, Baudette, MN 56623.

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Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., July 28, 2015.  Please call North Star Electric Cooperative @ 218-634-2202 with questions.  Fax number: 218-634-2203.

Kabetogama Substation Planned Outage *UPDATE*

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To accommodate local businesses, Minnkota is altering their planned substation outage on Tuesday, July 14th.  Power will now be out from 12:01 am to 5 am Tuesday, July 14th.  We will be contacting everyone affected with another phone notification regarding the change in outage time. We are sorry for the change to the original planned outage time, and we thank you again for your patience while this maintenance work is completed!

Kabetogama Substation Planned Outage

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Minnkota is planning a weather dependent power outage from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, July 14th, to complete maintenance on Minnkota’s equipment at the Kabetogama Substation. We are attemping to contact all affected members by phone over the next two days. Thank you for your patience while Minnkota completes this maintenance work!