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Rural Electric Coops

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We talked with the CEO/General Manager Jared Echternacht and board member Charlie Parson of Beltrami Electric Coop about the differences of rural vs. urban energy.  They helped us understand how rates are controlled, how renewable energy fits into the picture, and how people can get involved in their own energy cooperatives.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.