North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

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.


Local Democracy

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.



Mission Statement

Delivering value to our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and progressive energy and other services.

Online Billing

The online billing and bill pay site is now active on Smart Hub. Follow the directions and set up your account with them at This site is a secure way to pay your electric bill online.


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!

To enter: 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.

301 Main Ave - Bigfork, MN 56628 - 218-743-3131 - Fax: 218-743-3644