Meeker Co-op News Articles

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,...

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!...

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...

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....
Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging

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...

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What is Beneficial Electrification?

What is Beneficial Electrification?

If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your part to help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can! It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This utility...

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Your Directors and Legislators

Your Directors and Legislators

Do you know who your Meeker Cooperative Board Director is? Do you know who your Representative or Senator is? Knowing your elected Director or Official is important. They represent you, and if you have ideas or questions about policies, you can contact them and...

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Energy Efficiency Tip – Set Your Refrigerator

Energy Efficiency Tip – Set Your Refrigerator

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. Source:...

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Find Your Location Number

Find Your Location Number

It has been an electric cooperative member tradition from the beginning, to look for your location number hidden among the pages and articles of the Meeker Cooperative Pioneer. As we transition to a new Pioneer format and posting articles online, we continue with this...

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Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Wool or Rubber Dryer Balls

Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Wool or Rubber Dryer Balls

Use wool or rubber dryer balls in the clothes dryer to reduce drying time and static. Wool dryer balls can also absorb extra moisture. These are an efficient alternative to dryer sheets, which can create buildup on the dryer’s filter and reduce air circulation. If you...

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