About Us

Your member-owned utility organized under the cooperative principles.

Where We Are
  • A member-owned utility that was organized in October 1939 to provide electric- and utility-based services to its consumers in northwestern Minnesota, based in Mahnomen.
  • Maintains 4,014 miles of distribution lines - 3,497 miles of overhead and 517 miles of underground.
  • Covers 3,200 square miles - approximately 40 miles east and west by 80 miles north and south. It covers all of Mahnomen County and parts of Polk, Norman, Clay, Becker and Clearwater counties.
Where Your Power Comes From
  • The energy Wild Rice Electric Cooperative distributes is purchased from Minnkota Power Cooperative, our wholesale power supplier whose corporate headquarters is located in Grand Forks, N.D. Minnkota's electric generation portfolio includes a diverse mix of coal, wind and hydro resources for an all-of-the-above energy strategy.
Who We Are
  • Wild Rice is comprised of 14,447 members, nine board directors and 41 employees.
  • Your cooperative is organized under the cooperative principles of enterprise and is owned by its members. The membership elects a board of directors to represent them in the operation of the cooperative. The board is comprised of nine member-directors, three per district. They are elected by the membership and serve a 3-year term. All members are eligible to run for board positions as outlined in our bylaws. The board meets the last Tuesday of each month. The board hires a chief executive officer to carry out the daily operations of the cooperative.

Board of Directors

Jeff Nornes
Chairman
District 1
Larry Sollie
Vice Chairman
District 1
Jim Kaiser
Treasurer
District 3
Mark Habedank
Secretary
District 2
David Hamre
Director
District 1
Greg LaVoy
Director
District 2
Roger Winter
Director
District 2
Russ Okeson
Director
District 3
Randy Bjornson
Director
District 3
Kristin Dolan
CEO
The regular scheduled meeting of the board of directors is held at the Wild Rice Electric office on the last Tuesday of each month.