Cooperative Values

  • Small Change; Huge Impact

    November 23, 2021
    Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Program Supports Non-Profit Member Quiet Oaks Hospice House
    Nestled among the trees in Stearns Electric Association’s southeast…

  • CEO’s Message – October 2021

    It’s a Matter of (Co-op!) Principles
    ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Stearns Electric Association all share something in common: we’re…

  • Giving Back to a Place of Horses and Healing

    October 11, 2021

    In September, two groups of employees volunteered at Angel Reins Stable as part of the Cooperative’s ‘My Co-op Cares’ program.


  • Minnesota Cold Weather Rule

    September 27, 2021
    Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Extended Due to Omnibus Bill
    The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule, under statute (216B.097), protects residential utility customers…

  • More Comes with Membership

    August 6, 2021

    You might think of Stearns Electric Association as just the local electric utility, but because of you and your neighbors,…

  • Board President’s Message – December 2020

    By the Members, for the Members
    Stearns Electric Association is a democratically-controlled business, which means the Cooperative is governed by local people and…

  • CEO’s Message – November 2020

    Getting Results – Cooperative Success in 2020
    In last month’s article, I discussed the annual planning that we do at Stearns Electric Association….

  • CEO’s Message – October 2020

    Working the Plan and Preparing for the Future
    At Stearns Electric Association, it seems like we are constantly planning. We plan, practice and…

  • Cooperatives are Unlike Any Other Utility

    October 9, 2020

    Electric cooperatives power 56% of the nation’s landmass—from booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities. Stearns Electric Association is among…