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Historic Murals of Ashland County

Follow the Mural Brick Road The historic murals of Ashland County, also known as the Mural Brick Road, combine art appreciation and Wisconsin history lessons into one. The trail starts in Butternut in southern Ashland County and follows State Highway 13 north through the communities of Glidden, Mellen, Marengo, and the city of Ashland and

Portable Power

Heated seats? Check. Adaptive cruise control? Check. Bidirectional charging capability? Check. That last option, available on some electric vehicles, goes far beyond the creature comforts made for the road. This one can actually power your home. “The technology that comes with electric vehicles really is remarkable, and we’re just beginning to see the possibilities that

From Youth Ambassador to Entrepreneur

Cooperative Education Transforms to Small Business Success Former Jackson Electric Youth Ambassador Stephanie Pipkin transferred the leadership skills and cooperative knowledge she acquired during the program into a successful start-up business, Serene Clean. “The leadership and training I received during the program and by attending the Youth Leadership Congress at UW-River Falls prepared me to

Electric Cooperatives Engage Legislators at the State Capitol

Every time I witness electric cooperative members ready to engage their elected officials, it reminds me of a famous and often quoted phrase by the 20th-century anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” This powerful statement doesn’t

Spring Cleaning Tips to Maximize Efficiency

Q: What are some energy-saving tasks I can add to my spring cleaning list? A: Spring is a great time to refresh, clean, and enhance energy efficiency at home. By adopting simple yet effective energy-saving strategies during our spring-cleaning routines, we can create an efficient living environment that may also lower our utility bills and

News Briefs

Baldwin, Green, Shankland Honored The Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association recently presented Champion of Electric Cooperative Awards to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), and Wisconsin State Representatives Chanz Green (R-Grand View) and Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) for their support of Wisconsin electric cooperatives. Baldwin played a key role in the 2019 passage of the SECURE Act,