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Municipal utilities have long sought to provide reliable service at a reasonable rate.   At one time it may have been enough.    It isn’t now.   Simple numbers add up to trouble in many places. About 20 percent of Minnesota’s municipal...

A sense of place
A sense of place. ­ That is one thing which each of the 124 Minnesota cities operating a municipal electric utility has in common. There is something unique about each one. It’s not surprising. When your bedrock tenet is local control, it stands to reason that your city...

After a 20-year Air Force career, Chris Grindland returned to Peterson. He bought his childhood home from his parents, and continued with the work of raising his family. With a population of 198, the city needs people to get involved, and Grindland was willing. He ran for the city council...

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