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Annual Meeting Highlights

2018 Annual Meeting Date - June 19, 2018 - 73rd Annual Meeting


June 20, 2017 - The 72nd Annual Meeting Was A Success! 

72nd Annual Meeting Minutes (click here)

President Gessele and General Manager Dahl presented the following McLean Electric/Basin Electric Scholarships to:

McLean Electric/Basin Electric Scholarship $500 Recipient:  Kimberly Kolden  (Daughter of Travis and Dawn Kolden of Ryder) 

Kimberly Kolden


McLean Electric/Basin Electric Scholarship $500 Recipient:  Cassidy Schafer (Daughter of Shawn and Lani Schafer of Turtle Lake)    


The 2017 Youth Tour Winner is Ryeleigh Laib (daughter of Sheldon and Anita Laib of Mercer)





















February 11, 2016

Dear Members,

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. This means EPA can’t enforce the rule until the federal courts decide if the rule is legal.

Over the past two years, dedicated advocates, like you, have helped America’s Electric Cooperatives send a strong message to decision makers in Washington, D.C. about our concerns with this flawed plan. Today we welcome this remarkable decision from the Supreme Court!  

Read more about the Supreme Court’s decision here.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Interim CEO, Jeffrey Connor said, “Charging ahead with implementation of the Clean Power Plan would have caused immediate and irreparable harm to America’s electric co-ops. Had the stay not been granted, co-ops would have been forced to take costly and irreversible steps to comply with the rule, which is a huge overreach of EPA’s legal authority. The Clean Power Plan is a direct threat to co-ops’ ability to provide affordable and reliable electricity to their member consumers and should be erased from the books.”

We want to thank you for your continued interest on this important issue. As a valued advocate we will keep you updated as this process unfolds. 

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McLean Electric Cooperative is very happy to announce the matching funds required to secure a Rural Development Loan and Grant was met by Cooperatives cooperating with Cooperatives. Reservation Telephone, Great River Energy, Garrison Memorial Hospital, Basin Electric, Cenex Harvest States Elevator and McLean Electric Cooperative pooled together $60,000 to get Federal Grant Funds in the amount of $300,000 for the Garrison Memorial Hospital Emergency Room project. This money along with another $55,000 from McLean Electric Cooperatives revolving loan fund total $415,000 that will be used to fund a good share of the project. The $415,000 will be a zero percent loan for 10 years. As the loan is paid back the money will be available for other community development or economic development projects in the area. McLean Electric General Manager Martin Dahl said” This could not have been done without the help of our friends, the other cooperatives serving the area. Thank you all for your monetary and personal support.” The project is just beginning and is scheduled to be completed by mid-September of this year.

Tod Graeber, Garrison Memorial Hospital; Delene Wilcox,CHS; Royce Aslakson, RTC; Erin Huntimer, Basin Electric; Al Christenson, GRE; Martin Dahl MEC



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Q: How much will carbon-capture technology cost YOU? 
A: > 70 percent!

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Please help us keep your electric bills affordable.  Leaders in Washington are beginning to discuss how they can use the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide emmissions from power plants. The problem that exisits is that the EPA wants a one size fits all approach. Unfortunatley, that technology is extreamly expensive and has not been proven to lower the emmissions from our power plants.  Many American communities depend on coal-based generation for affordable electric power. Using the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could disproportionately burden these communities.  for more information please go to and see how you can help keep your electicty affordable.


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