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Co-op Crooner Comes up Big

Community rallies around Chris Kroeze’s run on “The Voice” A certain energy has been buzzing inside the walls of Barron Electric Cooperative recently, but this particular spark comes courtesy of a local man’s musical talent. Between its employees buying T-shirts to support him and the company’s electronic sign out front flashing such notes of encouragement

Jump Into Winter

At Tri-Norse Ski Park When you say Wisconsin, several images come to mind: dairy farms, cheese, beer, Green Bay Packers, ski jumping… Wait, ski jumping? Yes indeed. This rather uncommon sport—in the United States, anyway—has a cluster of active facilities in Wisconsin, thanks to the state’s high concentration of Scandinavian immigrants who brought their native

Opportunity Knocks

As you read this month’s column, significant changes are taking hold in state and federal government. Here in Wisconsin we have divided government for the first time since 2011, when Republicans assumed the majority in both legislative houses and took the governor’s office as a result of the 2010 elections. For at least the next

An Outlet For Energy Savings

Does the ebb and flow of your energy bill have you searching for an affordable way to reduce or better control your use? If you answered yes, then look no further because we’re taking a quick dive into a practical and affordable device that allows you to better manage your home’s energy use. We’re talking

New Lobbyist | New Vernon CEO | Former NRECA Leader Passes | Evers Advisory Panel | WOTUS

New Lobbyist Begins at WECA Rob Richard, formerly of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, assumed the position of Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association’s (WECA) director of government relations January 2. Richard succeeds Beata Wierzba, who had held the position since 2003. She accepted a position with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Richard comes to WECA