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December 16, 2011

You might be surprised by the number of co-ops around you. Co-ops have been formed to sell produce and electricity, offer financial and banking services, provide housing and health care, and much more. So where did the bright idea for co-ops come from? It’s a matter of principles (seven, to...
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November 28, 2011

Moving Forward headlines this year’s annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Dec. 1-2, 2011. Nearly 500 electric co-op representatives will meet in Des Moines to get the latest information on industry trends, perspectives on the state’s and nation’s economy and opportunities that come with increased global competition. Attendees include locally elected directors, managers and key staff from 42 electric cooperatives that, as a whole, provide electricity to approximately 650,000 Iowans in 210,000 homes, farms and businesses in each of Iowa’s 99 counties.

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October 31, 2011

From eggs and milk to the electricity that powers your home, cooperatives play a big role in your everyday life. And next year, everyone in the U.S. will get to know co-ops a little better. In July, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating 2012 as the International Year...
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September 27, 2011

In small-town Iowa and in the nation's largest cities, cooperatives are thriving. That's because consumers are grasping the advantages of the cooperative way of doing business. They like the fact that co-ops are local and member-controlled, concerned about communities and people. They value that cooperatives are not-for-profit and that owners...
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September 19, 2011

Reduce your home's costs this winter by making some simple energy-saving weatherization and insulation improvements before the snow falls. Proper insulation and air sealing can create an energy-saving thermal envelope for your home. Insulation slows down the heat flow through the buildings envelope – the walls, attic, roof and basement...
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August 19, 2011

 Coming to the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Sept. 15 - 17

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August 10, 2011

For the second time, Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa will sponsor the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fair. This year, the event’s dates are Aug. 11-21. 

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June 30, 2011

In the pre-dawn of June 15, a group of students representing Iowa electric cooperatives joined Iowa Senator Charles Grassley for a run that featured impressive views and equally impressive hills

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March 30, 2011

Governor Branstad signed into law HF 267, a bill that requires the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to adhere to, and not exceed, what is required under the National Historic Preservation Act with respect to surveys RECs are asked to conduct and, more generally, the level of effort required of electric cooperatives to identify historic properties.  Additionally, this bill provides that the recommendations and decisions of the SHPO are subject to the review and approval of the director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.  
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March 8, 2011

At a time when other businesses in Iowa were retrenching and reducing their payrolls, the state’s electric cooperatives were showing significant signs of growth in both investment and income during 2009, according to the latest Economic Impact Study released today by the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives.
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