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Tri-County electric members donate $5,640 locally


Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (3 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009)- Members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) enrolled in Operation Round Up (ORU) recently gave $5,640 in donations to worthy causes in September. The ORU Trust Board approved the following donations at its September meeting:

• $250, Caledonia Police Department, to help support a DARE program for the Caledonia Area Schools.

• $100, Friends of the Nature Center (Houston, MN), to assist its community garden program that also provides the local food shelf with fresh produce.

• $250, Friends of the Houston Public Library, to help purchase early reader books to support the strong reading curriculum of area schools.

• $840, ABLE Foundation (La Crescent, MN), to help purchase furniture and kitchen supplies for its Teaching and Recreation Center.

• $100, Boy Scouts of America Pack #15 (Dakota, MN), to help purchase physical education equipment for the Dakota Area Community School.

• $500, Houston County Care & Share, to help support the purchase of Christmas gifts and food certificates to needy families.

• $500, City of Houston, to support the building of a public softball/baseball field.

• $1,000, Camp Winnebago (Caledonia, MN), to help upgrade a gravel path to concrete for better wheelchair accessibility.

• $100, Bluff Country Learning Center (Hokah, MN), to purchase an online subscription for teaching resources and additional teaching materials.

• $1,000 Southeast Minnesota Education and Resource Center (St. Charles, MN), to support its energy assistance program

• $1,000 SEMCAC (Rushford, MN), to support its energy assistance program.

TEC's ORU program began in 2001 and has since donated more than $32,000 to local worthy causes.

ORU funds are generated by TEC members who choose to voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. The money goes into a trust fund and the trust board, which is appointed by the co-op's board of directors, administers the donations. About 1,200 TEC members currently participate in ORU. The maximum amount that can be donated per year on a member's account is $11.88, demonstrating that a little change donated by each member can make a big difference.

TEC members who would like to have their electric bills "rounded up" can sign up by completing a form that is available by calling the cooperative at 507 .....
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Tri-County Electric's power supplier seeks smart grid monies through stimulus bill

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (7:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2009)- Tri-County Electric Cooperative's (TEC's) wholesale power supplier, Dairyland Power Cooperative, has submitted a $70 million stimulus funding application to the U.S. Department of Energy for smart grid techno ..... 
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Business update

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Jeffrey Eickhoff was elected president of The Fillmore County Farm Bureau at the annual meeting which was held September 24, 2009, at the Fillmore County Farm Bureau Office in Preston. Jeff said, "It is an honor to be the next president of the Fillm ..... 
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Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes receives Conservation Award

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

State Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes of Winona is one of seven Minnesota state legislators who had a perfect voting record on conservation issues in 2009 and will receive a "100% Minnesotan" award Monday in Minneapolis, the Conservation Minnesota Voter ..... 
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Sheriff's Association scholarship program

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen has announced the commencement of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association Scholarship program for 2009. Sheriff Jensen proudly announced that the MSA has established a scholarship fund totaling $9,000, for the awardi ..... 
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Lanesboro men angus delegates

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

John G. Rein and Mark Holmen, both of Lanesboro have been elected as delegates to the 126th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, and Philip Abrahamson, also of Lanesboro has been elected as an alternate angus delegate for ..... 
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AgStar Proud to Offer a New Grant Supporting Ag Education in High Schools

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (September 21, 2009) - AgStar Financial Services' Fund for Rural America, a corporate-giving program, is proud to announce a new grant program supporting equipment for agriculture classrooms. The AgStar Fund has approved $50,000 for th ..... 
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AgStar Fund Solicits Grant Requests for Rural Emergency Response Departments

Fri, Aug 7th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (August 6, 2009) -The AgStar Fund for Rural America, a corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is proud to announce they are accepting applications for their Emergency Response Grant Program. The mission of this program ..... 
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AgStar Announces Sale of Dyersville, Iowa, Ethanol Plant

Wed, Aug 5th, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Mankato, Minn. - AgStar Financial Services' lending group announces the sale of the Dyersville, Iowa, ethanol plant acquired through VeraSun Energy's bankruptcy in March of 2009. River Valley Energy, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Cooper ..... 
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