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MacDonald Ranch earns Tree Care Award

Gusty winds blowing sandy soil were causing erosion around the MacDonald Ranch south of Bismarck. So William (Bill) and Linda MacDonald, third-generation farmers and ranchers, and members of Capital Electric Cooperative, started planting trees back in 1968. Linda recalls planting “miles and miles” of trees in half-mile strips.

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Local food cooperative brings together area producers, consumers

A food cooperative is coming to Bismarck this spring, thanks in part to significant community and cooperative support.

LIHEAP provides energy assistance to eligible low-income households

If you need assistance paying your utility bill this winter, you might qualify for energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Federally funded and administered by the N.D. Department of Human Services and county social services, LIHEAP provides the following services for eligible individuals and families:

October is Co-op Month

A 50-year tradition continues, as once again, “October is Co-op Month.”

Co-op Month has been a nationally recognized celebration since 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor, proclaimed October is Co-op Month.

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Is your electric meter breaker on?

Cooler weather is on the way and the heating season is upon us.


Capital Electric remembers former general manager Sid Soma


O.S. “Sid” Soma, former general manager for Capital Electric Cooperative from 1964 to 1983, passed away Aug. 18 in Bismarck. He was 94 years old.

Charitable Trust awards grants

Charitable Trust awards grants



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