North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

NEW CEO Appointed

North Itasca Electric Co-op welcomes Brad Dolinski as its new CEO.

Dolinski comes to North Itasca Electric from North Star Electric Cooperative in Baudette and Littlefork where he worked in the technical operations of the co-op in mapping and purchasing, He also headed up a new initiative to introduce the cooperative movement to the next generation of member-owners.

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Local Democracy

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a provision that reduces duplicative regulation on your electric cooperative. This piece of legislation, Local Democracy, returns some balance to the regulatory process, ensuring decisions that impact member-owners of rural electric cooperatives are made locally by your elected board of directors. Because electric cooperatives are already locally regulated in most areas, this legislation made an important clarification, one that will allow for innovation in response to members' needs and wants for years to come.

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Mission Statement

Delivering value to our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and progressive energy and other services.


Online Billing

The online billing and bill pay site is now active on Smart Hub. Follow the directions and set up your account with them at northitascaelectric.smarthub.coop. This site is a secure way to pay your electric bill online.

Co-op Information

  • Total Members: 5323
  • Wholesale Power Source: Great River Energy
  • Employees: 17
  • Date Organized: 1940
  • Miles of line overhead: 770
  • Miles of line underground: 581
  • Total plant investment: $31 million
  • Counties served: Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching
  • Minnesota Legislative Districts: 2A, 3A, 5A, 5B, 6A



Call Gopher State One

Before you dig, call Gopher State at 1-800-252-1166. They will contact all area utilities to determine the locations of utility owned underground cables, lines and pipes. Keep in mind that only utility owned lines will be marked, so customers need to be cautious of any customer owned underground electric or gas lines that may be located between their meter pole and house.




301 Main Ave - Bigfork, MN 56628 - 218-743-3131 - Fax: 218-743-3644