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Lake Country Power has new board members

Lake Country Power, the rural electric cooperative that serves much of Northeastern Minnesota outside of cities, has three new members on its board of directors.

Lake Country Power, the rural electric cooperative that serves much of Northeastern Minnesota outside of cities, has three new members on its board of directors.

Nearly 400 people attended the co-op's annual meeting Wednesday in Embarrass. The meeting included the release of results of an election for directors in three districts.

  • District 2: Scott Magie of Ely totaled 874 votes to top incumbent Jack Huhta of Gilbert with 348.
  • District 4: Craig Carlson of Grand Rapids won with 295 votes, topping Tarry Edington with 204 and Michael R. Arezzo with 166. Incumbent Carter Pettersen of Grand Rapids did not seek re-election.
  • District 8: Danny G. Smith of Tamarack tallied 468 votes to top incumbent Jim Huhta of Cromwell, 372. Lake Country Power provides services to nearly 43,000 members in eight counties and has offices in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron.

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