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McLean Electric Cooperative would like to remind the farmers to look up as they head into the fields.

Due to the storm many of the poles and lines are hanging lower than normal.

Stay safe!

If you are still out of power, please call the outage numbers at 1-800-263-4922 or 463-6700 and let us know.


Photo Credit:  MEC - Loren Desjardins (April Ice Storm -West of Roseglen)

Photo Credit: MEC Loren Desjardins


















McLean Electric currently has two scholarship programs available to help members in their higher education endeavors.  

Basin Electric Scholarship Application

The Scholarship Program will award two scholarships in the amount of $500 each. The scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter a higher education institution in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given or be an enrolled higher education student. Checks will be made payable to the school. 

McLean Electric Scholarship Application

McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to offer a financial assistance award to assist youth in pursuing their higher education goals. McLean Electric will give $500

financial assistance to one student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. 





Write a Winning Essay and Win A Trip of a Lifetime to Washington. D.C. 

June 19-June 24, 2022

To enter the essay-writing contest, you must: 

  • Write a winning essay by December 10, 2021
  • Be enrolled as a high school sophomore or junior during the 2021-22 school year.

  • You and your parents or guardian must be served by McLean Electric Cooperative.

  • Essay is not to exceed two standard 8½- by 11-inch typewritten, double-spaced pages on this topic: 


If you were asked to help promote your cooperative’s annual
membership meeting, what ideas do you have for increasing
attendance among young member-owners and students?

Please provide specific examples for unique communications
strategies, scheduling and special activities for member-owners
and their families.

  • Submit your essay in hard copy or electronic format to Roughrider Electric. Electronic submissions should conform to the two-page, double-spaced guideline described above.

  • Include a cover page with your name, email, date of birth, school, and grade in 2021-22, parent or guardian’s name, address, email, and telephone number.

The deadline is December 10, 2021. Emailed entries should be emailed to and hard-copy entries should be mailed to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, c/o Sonja Moe, PO Box 399, Garrison ND  58540

If you have any questions, contact Sonja Moe at 701-463-6700

What is the Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,800 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Students compete for slots for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. McLean Electric’s selection process takes the form of an essay contest. 














McLean Electric Cooperative Director Achieves Credential in Today's Electric Utility Competencies

James Odermann MEC District 6 Director, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Congratulations James!

An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills, and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles and business model. McLean Electric Cooperative has a commitment to work through NDAREC/NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative consumer-owners.












































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