Original Incorporators

Feature articles about Basin Electric's original incorporators

Editor’s note: The following are a series of articles profiling the original incorporators of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, which were published in celebration of 50 years of incorporation (May 5, 2011).

On May 5, 1961, 69 people from several states gathered at the Patterson Hotel in Bismarck, ND, to sign Articles of Incorporation for Basin Electric. Their names are on a brass plaque immediately outside of the main entrance to the Headquarters building. Kathi Risch, Basin Electric retired senior staff writer/editor, has been trying to find out more about the original incorporators.

To-date, Risch has researched many, but not all of the incorporators.  If you have information you would like to share about a Basin Electric original incorporator and you haven’t been contacted, please call Tracie Bettenhausen, Basin Electric senior writer/editor at 701-557-5789 or send information, photo scans, etc. to tbettenhausen@bepc.com.