NDAREC CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF LINEWORKER TRAINING CENTER, RENOVATED HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will unveil the new, 26,337-square-foot Lineworker Training Center and NDAREC headquarters facility at a grand reopening event on Friday, Oct. 14. 


ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES WORK TO RESTORE POWER AND REPAIR INFRASTRUCTURE
MANDAN, N.D. — Electric cooperatives have been working diligently to restore power and repair electrical infrastructure damaged by a major storm that hit western and north central North Dakota on April 22-24. The storm impacted 14 electric cooperatives, toppling more than 4,000 poles, downing distribution and high-voltage transmission lines and damaging substations, with the brunt of the damage sustained in the northwestern quadrant of the state.


ELECTRIC VEHICLE FIRE TRAINING OFFERED FEB. 25 AND 26
MINOT, N.D. — For the first time in North Dakota, firefighters will be offered safety training in alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fires, including electric vehicle (EV) fires. Electric cooperatives from North Dakota and Montana have partnered with the North Dakota Firefighter's Association (NDFA) to offer this one-day training at the 2022 NDFA State Fire School on Feb. 25 and 26 in Minot. 


SEN. JERRY KLEIN RECOGNIZED BY NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Sen. Jerry Klein, R-District 14, with the Helping Hand Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 19. The award recognizes faithful friends and strong supporters of North Dakota's electric cooperatives. 


VERENDRYE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized D.J. Randolph, a computer engineer at Verendrye Electric Cooperative, with the Community Service Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 19.


UPPER MISSOURI POWER COOPERATIVE MANAGER RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Claire Vigessa, general manager of Upper Missouri Power Cooperative, with the Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 19.


FORMER NODAK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Paul Sigurdson, former director of Nodak Electric Cooperative, with the Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 19.


NORTH DAKOTA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES RECOGNIZED FOR 2021 SAFETY ACHIEVEMENTS
MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to recognize three individuals, 10 North Dakota electric cooperatives and one contractor for safety achievements in 2021. Safety is a top priority in the electric utility industry, and NDAREC applauds its members on their accomplishments.  


NDAREC RECOGNIZES 2022 GRADUATES OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to announce the graduation of 13 lineworkers from its apprenticeship program. Over the last 60 years more than 725 people have completed the program. To graduate, apprentices must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and more than 400 hours of study.  


NEW COOPERATIVE HELPS IMPROVE RURAL ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD, OTHER ITEMS
PARK RIVER, N.D. — A new cooperative is providing rural North Dakotans with improved access to healthy food and other important items. Incorporated on April 19, 2021, Rural Access Distribution Co-op (RAD) is a shared services cooperative serving the people of Walsh County. This summer, the cooperative will launch a food distribution network that unites three small-town grocers; delivers products to two communities without local food access; and aims to improve affordability, variety and convenience for the people who live there. While the primary focus is on wholesale food access, the network could also be used to distribute local produce and meats, or even medication. 


COOPERATIVES TO SERVE FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, ICE CREAM SANDWICHES FOR KX/CO-OP DAY AT THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR, JULY 28
MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota Coordinating Council of Cooperatives (NDCCC) is teaming up with KX News to host KX/Co-op Day at the North Dakota State Fair on Wednesday, July 28. The event will include a free pancake breakfast and ice cream social in the afternoon. Fair goers can also benefit from coupons for discounted gate admission, carnival rides and rodeo tickets. 


NORTH DAKOTA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES EXPERIENCE OUTAGES
MANDAN, N.D. – A number of North Dakota's electric cooperatives are experiencing outages in their service areas as the result of the Southwest Power Pool's (SPP) emergency response to the strain of the power grid. This Level 3 Energy Emergency Alert situation is the result of unprecedented demand on the power grid caused by extreme and prolonged cold weather across SPP's 14-state service area, which includes North Dakota.


NDAREC RECOGNIZES 2020 GRADUATES OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to announce the graduation of 14 lineworkers and one meter technician from its apprenticeship program. Over the last 60 years, more than 700 people have completed the program. To graduate, apprentices must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and more than 400 hours of study.


NORTH DAKOTA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES RECOGNIZED FOR SAFETY ACHIEVEMENTS
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to recognize 10 North Dakota electric cooperatives and one contractor for achieving safety milestones in 2020. Safety is a top priority in the electric utility industry, and NDAREC applauds its members on their accomplishments.


NDAREC COMMUNICATOR EARNS NATIONAL CREDENTIAL
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is pleased to announce that Krista Rausch, communications specialist, has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national certification program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).


NISC PRESIDENT RECOGNIZED BY NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) presented Vern Dosch, president and CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), with the Helping Hand Award at its 77th annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. The award recognizes faithful friends and strong supporters of North Dakota's electric cooperatives.


NORTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE MANAGER RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Wayne Martian, manager of North Central Electric Cooperative, with the Cooperative Leadership Award at its 77th annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. Martian has served as a cooperative leader for 38 years. Under his leadership, his co-op has made great strides to become more visible in the community and better engage its member-owners. 


DAKOTA VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Richard Schlosser, director of Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative, with the Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. For the past 25 years, Schlosser has represented cooperatives in many leadership roles, working to advance North Dakotans and their livelihoods. He has served his local electric cooperative board with distinction for 26 years, serving as chairman for the past six years. 


MOR-GRAN-SOU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Vernard Frederick, a third-generation farmer and a lifelong resident of the Flasher community, with the Community Service Award at its 77th annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. 


FORMER SLOPE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized John Lee Njos, former director of Slope Electric Cooperative, with the Community Service Award at its 77th annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. Njos served on the Slope Electric Cooperative Board of Directors for 24 years and the Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative Board of Directors for 11 years. He's also served as a director for Operation Round Up, Slope Services and 3 C Construction. 


SLOPE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Slope Electric Cooperative with the Cooperative Community Development Award at its 77th annual meeting on Jan. 21, 2020. The award recognizes the cooperative's collective contributions in community leadership and economic development. 


NDAREC HOSTS 77TH ANNUAL MEETING JAN. 21 & 22 IN BISMARCK
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will hold its 77th annual meeting Jan. 21 and 22, 2020, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Bismarck. The two-day event will feature various sessions, including presentations on the value of the cooperative business model, Rural America, farm stress, and carbon capture and storage. The meeting theme is, “The Power of Us: Cooperative. Community. Connection.”


NDAREC HOSTS 56TH ANNUAL APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING AND SAFETY CONFERENCE
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) hosted its 56th annual Apprenticeship Training and Safety (AT&S) Conference on Jan. 15-17, 2020, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The conference is an opportunity to reflect on what is happening in the industry and recognize the accomplishments North Dakota's electric cooperatives have made in training and safety. 


NDAREC WELCOMES NEW ACCOUNTANT
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Chantel Shorey as the newest addition to its staff. As NDAREC's accountant, Shorey will oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable along with other financial duties, helping to ensure a strong financial future for the cooperative. She began her role on Sept. 9.


HGTV's HOME TOWN COMING TO NORTH DAKOTA 
MANDAN, N.D. – A group of community members who helped revitalize their hometown will headline the Rural Developers' Assembly on Sept. 4, 2019. Josh Nowell, Mallory Rasberry and Jim Rasberry are involved in HGTV's Home Town, now filming its fourth season, but they got their start in downtown revitalization. They will share the comeback story of Laurel, Miss., and help attendees develop their own action plan to revitalize their communities. The event will be held at the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


NDAREC WELCOMES NEW ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Duane Crabbe as the newest addition to its organization. As advertising sales manager, Crabbe will direct advertising sales, marketing and promotion for multiple projects and publications, primarily the North Dakota Living magazine. 


NDAREC WELCOMES NEW SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Mike Koenig as the newest addition to its organization. Koenig began his new role on Aug. 5. He will serve as a safety instructor, helping to promote safe work practices at electric cooperatives across the state. 


COOPERATIVES TEAM UP WITH KX NEWS FOR KX/CO-OP DAY AT THE FAIR
MINOT, N.D. – The North Dakota Coordinating Council of Cooperatives (NDCCC) is teaming up with KX News to host KX/Co-op Day at the North Dakota State Fair (NDSF) on Wednesday, July 24. The event will include a free pancake breakfast and ice cream social. Fair goers can also benefit from coupons for discounted gate admission, carnival rides and rodeo tickets.


NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TAKE ADVOCACY TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
MANDAN, N.D. – Representatives of North Dakota's electric cooperatives will travel to Washington, D.C. to speak with Unites States senators, members of Congress and federal policymakers about issues of importance. The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is coordinating the effort, joining 2,000 electric cooperative leaders from across the nation for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's (NRECA) legislative conference held April 28 to 30.


NDAREC ANNOUNCES NEW EDITOR OF NORTH DAKOTA LIVING MAGAZINE
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Cally (Musland) Peterson as the newest addition to its organization. Peterson will act as the editor of North Dakota Living, a monthly magazine that serves as the voice of North Dakota's electric cooperatives.


19 APPRENTICES GRADUATE AT 2019 APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING & SAFETY CONFERENCE
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) held its 55th annual Apprenticeship Training and Safety Conference Jan. 16-18 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The conference is an opportunity to reflect on what is happening in the industry and recognize the accomplishments North Dakota's electric cooperatives have made in safety and training. The conference also recognizes the exceptional means in which the apprenticeship program trains tradesmen. This year, NDAREC recognized 19 graduates from two programs – lineworker and meter technician.


KROSHUS RECOGNIZED BY NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Public Service Commissioner Brian Kroshus with the Helping Hand Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 15. The award recognizes faithful friends and strong supporters of North Dakota's electric cooperatives.


LUND RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Doug Lund, former board member of Nodak Electric Cooperative, with the 2018 Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 15.


FRANKLUND RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Don Franklund, co-general manager and CEO of the Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative, with the Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 15. Franklund has served as a cooperative leader for more than 24 years, leading his cooperatives through a number of harrowing experiences with a firm hand and a quick resolve.


CO-OP EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized LaWanna Wilhelm, chief of staff and key accounts executive at Slope Electric Cooperative, with the Community Service Award at its annual meeting on Jan. 15. Now in her 23rd year with Slope Electric, Wilhelm is an experienced cooperative employee and a leader in her community.


NDAREC HOSTS 76TH ANNUAL MEETING JAN. 15 & 16 IN BISMARCK
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will host its 76th annual meeting Jan. 15 and 16 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The two-day event will feature presentations on the future of electric cooperatives, sustainable resource development and the opioid crisis. The meeting theme is, "Power. Forward. Together."


NDAREC ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE 2018 FARM BILL
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) hails the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump next week. 


NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES URGE A "NO" VOTE ON MEASURE 1
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is urging a ‘NO’ vote on Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 1, which appears on the November general election ballot. Measure 1, if approved, would add a new article to the North Dakota Constitution.


NDAREC HIRES LAKODUK AS SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is urging a ‘NO’ vote on Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 1, which appears on the November general election ballot. Measure 1, if approved, would add a new article to the North Dakota Constitution.


COMMUNITY CAPITAL LOAN HELPS FUND NEW FIRE HALL
LISBON, N.D. – Construction is underway on a new fire hall in Lisbon, N.D., thanks in part to a $250,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


LOAN HELPS FINANCE RENOVATIONS OF LAKESIDE RESORT IN RURAL NORTH DAKOTA
LUVERNE, N.D. — Ashtabula Crossing, a restaurant, bar and convenience store in Luverne, N.D., is getting a makeover thanks in part to a $11,583 PACE/Flex PACE community loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). The loan provided a portion of the community funds needed to secure an interest buy-down from the Bank of North Dakota (BND) Founded in 1994 by North Dakota's electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing. 


DAKOTA VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGER
EDGELEY, N.D. — Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative's Board President Richard Schlosser, Edgeley, announces Mark Kinzler as its new general manager, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Kinzler replaces Bruce Garber, who is retiring. 


RDFC LOANS HELP IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW TOWN
NEW TOWN, N.D. — The City of New Town has broken ground on two projects that will help improve the quality of life of its residents, thanks in part to two $250,000 community capital loans provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Loan dollars will be used to build a new volunteer fire station and a water park for children.


NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES SPONSOR HIGH CALIBER OF STUDENTS ON 2018 ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE YOUTH TOUR
MANDAN, N.D. — Sixteen North Dakota high school students will fly to Washington, D.C. on June 9 for the 53rd annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, joining more than 1,800 students from around the nation for seven days of touring historic sites, visiting with their state’s congressional delegation and learning about American government and the cooperative business model. While on the tour, they’ll develop leadership skills and a national network of peers. North Dakota’s electric distribution cooperatives sponsor the students’ trips.


NDAREC HIRES OHMAN AS FINANCE MANAGER
MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Brenna Ohman as the newest addition to its staff. Ohman will serve as a finance manager, helping to fulfill the financial responsibilities for NDAREC, the Rural Development Finance Corporation and the ND REC Benefit Trust.


COBANK SUPPORTS RURAL GROCER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN NORTH DAKOTA
MANDAN, N.D. – An economic development project targeting rural grocery and retail food distribution in northeast North Dakota is receiving significant support from CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.


JACOBS RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Terryl Jacobs with the 2017 Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting in January. For more than two decades, Jacobs served as a member and officer for several electric cooperative boards at local, state, regional and national levels, proving to be an influential leader for North Dakota’s electric cooperatives.


CO-OP EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Cindy Shattuck, credit manager at Verendrye Electric Cooperative, with the 2017 Community Service Award at its annual meeting in January. Now in her 38th year with Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Shattuck is an experienced cooperative employee and a leader in her community.


CO-OP EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Marty Tetrault, assistant operations manager at Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative (CREC), with the 2017 Community Service Award at its annual meeting in January.


HEITKAMP RECOGNIZED BY NORTH DAKOTA’S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) presented Sen. Heidi Heitkamp with the 2017 Helping Hand Award at its annual meeting in January. The award recognizes faithful friends and strong supporters of North Dakota’s electric cooperatives.


LOAN HELPS EXPAND DENTAL PRACTICE IN RURAL NORTH DAKOTA
BOWMAN, ND – Prairie Dental, the office of Dr. Pat Kelly and Dr. Jennifer Sarsland, is now welcoming customers at its new location, 12 Sixth Ave. SW, thanks in part to a $27,000 loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). The loan provided a portion of the community funds needed to secure an interest buy-down from the Bank of North Dakota (BND). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


COMMUNITY CAPITAL LOAN HELPS FINANCE CITY HALL IMPROVEMENTS
LANGDON, ND – Langdon City Hall will soon be more welcoming to residents, thanks in part to a $75,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities and businesses grow by offering low-interest financing.


LOAN PROPELS SAWYER WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FORWARD
HAZEN, ND – The Mercer County Ambulance Service is adding living quarters to its existing building, thanks in part to a $46,928 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


SMALL TOWN GROCERS WORK TOGETHER TO STAY IN BUSINESS
FARGO, ND – The North Dakota Rural Grocery Initiative (NDRGI) will welcome grocers and resource providers from across the state to the North Dakota Rural Grocer Summit on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. The annual summit provides rural grocers with opportunities to learn best practices and network with fellow grocers and industry professionals. NDRGI is an example of how cooperatives demonstrate the cooperative principle of concern for community, which promotes the future vitality of rural North Dakota.


LOAN HELPS IMPROVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES IN RURAL COMMUNITY
HOOPLE, ND – An expansion to the Hoople Rural Fire Department’s building and water supply will result in faster response times for emergency calls and lower insurance rates for those residing in the Hoople Rural Fire District. Financing for the project, which is estimated at more than $300,000, includes a $150,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


LOAN PROPELS SAWYER WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FORWARD
SAWYER, ND – Residents in Sawyer, North Dakota will soon have access to better drinking water, thanks in part to a $125,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing


NDAREC HOLDS ANNUAL HOTLINE SCHOOL
Mandan, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will welcome nearly 80 line workers and apprentice line workers to Hotline School during the week of July 10 to 14. Held at the Bismarck State College line worker program facility in Mandan, the annual field training teaches line workers how to safely work on energized lines through hands-on instruction and demonstrations from experienced line workers.