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Last remaining original incorporator says Basin Electric today is ‘beyond his wildest imagination’

Leroy Schecher was just 29 years old, and a newly hired manager for Grand Electric Cooperative in Bison, South Dakota, when he signed his name on May 5, 1961, to incorporate Basin Electric, a cooperative that today serves a 550,000 square mile territory in nine states and provides electricity to 3 million consumers. 354 more words

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Sharing Our Stories - Janeene Brown

As I sit here to write my blog entry I’m somewhat embarrassed that it has taken me this long to write a blog entry I said would be done last August.  601 more words

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Meet your Basin Electric directors

Three new directors joined the Basin Electric board in December: David Meschke of District 2, Tom Wagner of District 4, and Dan Gliko of District 6. 158 more words

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Getting paid to procrastinate - Cooperative members may have that choice

Can you imagine getting paid for putting off doing the dishes or throwing in a load of laundry?

This might seem too good to be true, but it’s not. 321 more words

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Local theatre hotting up over summer

Summer has been a busy time for our members, with all sorts of productions in full swing. They’ll be ready for you to get along and soak up some local theatre in the next few months. 188 more words


Empower Youth leadership program gearing up for 2018 launch

Basin Electric and several member cooperatives are nearing the launch of the Empower Youth Leadership Program to help high school students enhance their self-belief by encouraging them to build on their strengths and recognize their own leadership potential. 171 more words


Woojin Gallo


Grade: Senior

Years of experience:

Model United Nations- 1 year

Debate- 3 years



Ended male suffrage

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