Our Power

Square Butte Electric Cooperative

2020 Annual Report

Square Butte Electric Cooperative owns Unit 2 at the Milton R. Young Station, a 455-megawatt, coal-based power plant located near Center, N.D. Minnkota, acting as agent for Square Butte, operates and maintains the plant and associated equipment.

Formed in 1972, Square Butte is owned by the same 11 cooperatives that own Minnkota. The cooperative sells electricity to Minnkota and Minnesota Power, an investor-owned utility based in Duluth, Minn.

The Square Butte board consists of one representative from each of the Minnkota member cooperative boards.

Our Team

Square Butte Board of Directors

Paul Aakre
President
PKM Electric Cooperative based in Warren, Minn.
Larry Sollie
Vice President
Wild Rice Electric Cooperative based in Mahnomen, Minn.
Roger Amundson
Secretary-Treasurer
Roseau Electric Cooperative based in Roseau, Minn.
Anthony Ottem
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer
Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative based in Cavalier, N.D.
Stacy Blawat
Director
Red Lake Electric Cooperative based in Red Lake Falls, Minn.
Michael Hanson
Director
North Star Electric Cooperative based in Baudette, Minn.
Kalvin Hoff
Director
Cass County Electric Cooperative based in Fargo, N.D.
David Kent
Director
Nodak Electric Cooperative based in Grand Forks, N.D.
Bill Lanners
Director
Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative based in Bagley, Minn.
Murl Nord
Director
Beltrami Electric Cooperative based in Bemidji, Minn.
Marvis Thompson
Director
Red River Valley Co-op Power Association based in Halstad, Minn.
Mac McLennan
General Manager
Square Butte Electric Cooperative
Grand Forks, N.D.

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