NDAREC Celebrates 75 Years

Blaine Rekken (left), member/energy services manager, and Blaine Thompson, commercial accounts supervisor, plant a tree to celebrate NDAREC’s 75th anniversary.

Seventy-five years ago this year, seeds of hopeful cooperation were planted, along with high hopes for a growing – and bright – future for electric cooperatives across North Dakota.

Now, 75 years from this humble, hopeful start, the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and its cooperative family are planting a new tree to celebrate the anniversary milestone.

Nodak Electric Cooperative planted three trees on the new Minnkota Power Cooperative Corporate Campus on Tuesday, July 18, to commemorate the occasion.

Nodak and other cooperatives from across the state are purchasing and planting trees on cooperative properties as a symbol of cooperative commitment and accomplishment. The plantings coincide with the theme chosen for this 75th anniversary observance: “Grounded Through the Roots of Cooperation.”

NDAREC hopes 75 trees will be planted for the 75th anniversary.