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Tons of Treasures at Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum

It all started with a single pedal car. In 1971, Elmer Duellman of Fountain City bought a pedal car at a swap meet. The antique toy fit right in with his love of cars, so he added it to his budding collection. “I had never seen a pedal car before in my life, and I

We told them so, Co-op proposed environmental solution catches on

In the final week of July a brief item in a utility newsletter sent us searching the archives of Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News. Burrowing through a decade’s worth of back issues, we found what we were looking for in the May 2006 edition. The object of the search was a cover story titled “Private Parking,” describing

All politics is local – So is the future of rural America

      In two months, Americans will cast votes for a president, 34 senators, 435 members of Congress, 12 governors, 5,920 state legislators, and in countless local races. If the presidential race is at the top of most voters’ minds, the state and local races can also have a direct impact on “kitchen-table” issues

Democratic Member Control

Democratic Member Control As a member of an electric cooperative, you can play a significant role in deciding what happens at your local cooperative and within the co-op associations with which it’s affiliated. There are seven cooperative principles all co-ops—including Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives—strive to honor in shaping their business and membership practices. Principle number 2 is Democratic

WECA Youth, Butterflies, Directors chosen, Solar and Renewable Growth

NEW WECA YOUTH BOARD ELECTED The 2016–17 Wisconsin Electric Co- operative Association Youth Board was elected during the organization’s recent Youth Leadership Congress—the 53rd— at UW–River Falls. Sponsored by their local electric co-ops, more than 125 high school students from across Wisconsin learned about the cooperative business model and participated in educational sessions focused on