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Beltrami Electric Cooperative to hold 81st Annual Meeting/Night at the Fair


Members of Beltrami Electric Cooperative are invited to attend the cooperative's 81st annual meeting, to be held at the Marilyn Shutter Stage at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Registration will begin at 4 p.m., with the business meeting slated for 5 p.m. The agenda includes the election of director candidates from Districts 3, 7, and 9, and will feature reports from president and CEO, Jared Echternach, and director of finance and corporate services, Arlene Hogquist, and other business that may properly come before the meeting.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative's Night at the Fair will feature many family-friendly events throughout the evening, including a FREE concert in the grandstand by chart-topping, nationally acclaimed Minnesota artist, the Red Letter Band, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

There is no gate fee at the fairgrounds Wednesday, and co-op members who register for the annual meeting will receive $10 in BEC "Food Bucks" to use at participating food vendors. (Food Bucks valid 4-8 p.m. Wednesday only). Touchstone Energy's mascots, LED Lucy and Solar Sam, will be there to meet and greet members. See the fairgrounds from a lineworker's view in the bucket of a line truck, and watch a live high-voltage demonstration, weather permitting.

For more information, members may contact the co-op at 218-444-2540 or visit the cooperative's website at


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