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Electrifying rural Haiti

February 14, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Local lineman spends three weeks bringing power to villagesWORTHINGTON A lineman with Nobles Cooperative Electric recently returned from a three-week stint in a small Haitian village, where he worked to help electrify rural areas of the country.
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Cooperative Energy Company returns over $2 million in dividends

October 14, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa Cooperative Energy Company has exhibited what many consider exceptional operational growth over the past seven years that has rewarded Cooperative Energy Company patrons, residing in five counties in northwest Iowa and three counties in southwest Minnesota, with many different opportunities. Continue Reading

Litchfield: First District looks to an increasingly global future

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

First District Association in Litchfield has come a long way in its 91-year history. But that’s not to say it comes from humble beginnings. Continue Reading

SMBSC elects officers

December 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative of Renville held its annual reorganization meeting Dec. 9 and elected the following: Mark Arnold of Holloway as chairman of the board of directors, Kyle Petersen of Murdock as vice-chairman and Keith McNamara of Bird Island as secretary treasurer.
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Renville County, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative reach agreement ending years of tax litigation

October 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE A settlement has been reached ending years of litigation between Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative over the property taxes paid by the sugar processing company, the two sides announced.
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Basin Electric Power Cooperative names new CEO

October 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Basin Electric Power Cooperative has named a new CEO and general manager.
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UND, NDSU partner on UAS project

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Research on unmanned aircraft to be completed by the Limited Deployment of Cooperative Aircraft Project could assist North Dakota in becoming a future national test site for unmanned aircraft, UND officials said. The project proposal, drafted by research and unmanned aircraft officials from UND and North Dakota State University, will be presented to a state commission within the next month in order to approve a $4 million state investment for unmanned aircraft research and technology production over the next two years. Continue Reading

Seven years of property tax litigation: Renville County, beet sugar co-op at odds over assessed value

April 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE As of this month, Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative have been locked in litigation over the property taxes the cooperative pays for seven years running without resolution.
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Cooperative hosts annual meeting

April 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nobles Cooperative Electric’s 2011 annual meeting for members took place March 26 at Worthington High School. More than 450 members and their families attended. Continue Reading

Renville County plans to order sugar co-op to clear ice, snow in ditch

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Renville County will be ordering the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative to take steps to remove snow and ice in County Ditch 45, and will consider imposing fines for flooding that has already occurred along it.
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