• Are EVs Coming to Rural America?
    Electric Vehicles are gaining momentum across the world, but will they be viable in a rural setting? The answer is ‘yes, someday’. We will likely see that ‘someday’ in this century, or more likely in this decade. According to a report from the Boston Consulting Group, electric vehicle sales will increase to 20% of all […]
  • Suds and Savings
    Suds and Savings 10 ways to save energy in the laundry room Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use! There are several easy ways you can save energy (and […]
  • Osprey near Grey Eagle gets new nest — one that won’t catch fire
    A tangle of thorns atop a power pole started sparking the last week in May. An osprey had started to build a bulky nest of branches and sticks on the pole just north of Grey Eagle, Minnesota, a small city in Todd County about 40 miles northwest of St. Cloud. When the sticks caught fire, […]
  • Energy Efficiency Tip – Refrigerator Temperature Setting
    Don’t keep your refrigerator too cold. The Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 35 to 38 degrees for the fresh food compartment and zero degrees for the freezer. Make sure the refrigerator doors are sealed airtight to maximize efficiency. #10-22-228
  • Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging
    Spring is just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Perhaps you’re making plans for a new garden or a lawn makeover. However you’re planning to revamp your backyard oasis, remember to keep safety in mind for all projects––especially those that require digging near […]