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TEC Announces Peak Energy Alert Again


Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

RUSHFORD, Minn. — For the second day in a row Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) is issuing a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market. TEC asks members to help by reducing their electric use.

When peak energy alerts are announced energy conservation is critical, particularly between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm

TEC will begin full load control from 1 pm to 5 pm This includes peak alert account generators, manual shut down accounts and irrigators. Members participating in the cooperative’s load management programs for water heaters and air conditioners will also be controlled. Members can check out the load control status links on TEC’s website, www.tec.coop, for specific control parameters.

Everyone, whether a cooperative member or not, can help reduce energy use by practicing a few simple conservation measures:

• Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. Use a programmable thermostat with your air conditioner to adjust the setting at night or when no one is home.

• Use ceiling and portable fans to enhance the cooling ability of your air conditioner. Even mild air movement can make you feel cooler.

• Draw shades or blinds to prevent the sun from adding more heat to the room.

• Try to avoid chores requiring electrical use such as running the dishwasher and doing laundry during peak energy use periods (11 am to 7 pm on weekdays).

• Make sure your air conditioner filters are clean for peak efficiency.

TEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the ..... 
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Lanesboro Local opens grand new marketplace

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

On Saturday, July 6 from 1-4pm, Lanesboro Local will celebrate the opening of their bigger, better Marketplace at the historic corner of Parkway Avenue & Coffee Street in Lanesboro, Minn. A ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm will officially recognize th ..... 
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3rd Annual Rushford Days Silent Auction

Tue, Jun 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is once again celebrating Rushford Days with their 3rd Annual Silent Auction. This year the location will be held at the Rushford Grace Place location, 110 W. Jessie Street. Store volunteers have been collecting items throughout the year ..... 
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Harmony Area Community Foundation

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

On May 31, 2012, a group of interested individuals first met to discuss the creation of a community fund through Southern MN Initiative Foundation (SMIF). By August of 2012, our SMIF agreement was finalized and the Harmony Area Community Foundatio ..... 
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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members vote in favor of extending common bond to Christians

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced today that its membership approved an extension of its common bond, which will allow the 111-year fraternal benefit society to serve more Christians. Seventy-two percent of Thrivent members ..... 
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Newest Habitat Home to Be Dedicated in Utica

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties invites you to attend a community celebration to welcome the Horton/Baumann family to their new home on Thursday, June 20 at 230 Railroad Street in Utica, Minn. A housewarming celeb ..... 
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RCL giving away free rides to commuters

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

A recent U.S. Census report indicated that over 28,000 people commute into Rochester, Minn. each day to make our local economy thrive. On Thursday, June 20, Rochester City Lines is encouraging area commuters to park their cars and participate in the ..... 
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Local photographer attends 2013 session of Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography

Thu, Jun 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Ross Himlie of Rushford, Minn. participated in the 31st session of M.A.I.P.P. The institute utilizes the facilities of the University of Northern Iowa to bring this unique educational experience to photographers. Students study with one of six natio ..... 
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