NEW CEO Appointed
North Itasca Electric Co-op welcomes Brad Dolinski as its new CEO.
Dolinski comes to North Itasca Electric from North Star Electric Cooperative in Baudette and Littlefork
where he worked in the technical operations of the co-op in mapping and purchasing, He also headed up a new
initiative to introduce the cooperative movement to the next generation of member-owners.
During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a provision that reduces
duplicative regulation on your electric cooperative. This piece of legislation, Local Democracy, returns some balance to the
regulatory process, ensuring decisions that impact member-owners of rural electric cooperatives are made locally by your
elected board of directors. Because electric cooperatives are already locally regulated in most areas, this legislation made an
important clarification, one that will allow for innovation in response to members' needs and wants for years to come.
Delivering value to our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and progressive energy and other services.
The online billing and bill pay site is now active on Smart Hub. Follow the directions and set up
your account with them at northitascaelectric.smarthub.coop.
This site is a secure way to pay your
electric bill online.
CO-OP CONNECTION DAY CONTEST
Greetings from North Itasca Electric Co-op! We are only one month away from Co-op Connections Day
on Friday, October 6. A big part of the event is the social media photo contest with three top prizes (gift cards) being awarded
by Touchstone Energy to the winning entries.
We want to let everyone know on our lines, in our office and via social media how to enter. Due to limited member participation
last year, three co-ops were awarded prizes. Very cool but we'd like to get our local businesses and card users involved too!
Post a picture featuring your Co-op Connections Card to Facebook or Twitter between now and October 8 (Sunday after Co-op
Connections Days) and use the hashtag #ImConnected in the copy.
That's it! Members, local business, Board member, fellow employees, all can be entered in the Co-op Connections Day photo contest.
Good luck, we look forward to seeing all the great pictures!
Call Gopher State One
Before you dig, call Gopher State at 1-800-252-1166. They will contact all area utilities
to determine the locations of utility owned underground cables, lines and pipes. Keep in
mind that only utility owned lines will be marked, so customers need to be cautious of any
customer owned underground electric or gas lines that may be located between their meter pole and house.