Medora Musical's Burning Hills Singers
People from all across the world travel to the North Dakota Badlands to take in the scenery and enjoy the Medora Musical. Centered around how Medora came to be and the impact President Teddy Roosevelt had on the state, the storyline of the musical brings audience members back to the days of covered wagons and campfires.
Staying true to their rural roots, Basin Electric and other member cooperatives are making their mark across the rugged Badlands. Basin Electric and Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Burke-Divide Electric, KEM Electric, McKenzie Electric, McLean Electric and Verendrye Electric sponsor the Medora Musical’s Burning Hills Singers.
Planning has begun for the 2017 Basin Electric Annual Meeting of the Membership. Watch for a tentative agenda coming soon.
Upcoming Annual Meeting dates are listed below:
November 7-9, 2017
November 6-8, 2018
November 5-7, 2019
November 3-5, 2020
Thousands of people from the U.S.A. and foreign countries gather in October for the annual Norsk Høstfest to celebrate all things Scandinavian and indulge their senses in colorful sights, sounds and tastes.
Basin Electric supports Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives' presence every year at the international Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND. Well-known American entertainers, musicians, comedians, and performers from other countries headline the nightly concerts. Craft artisans, wearing traditional national costumes from their country of origin, delight old and young alike with carvings, knick-knacks, clothing, mementos, and Røsemaled items. Everywhere you look there is food, food - and more food.
Brave the Shave
Hair starts flying as dozens of Basin Electric employees and Bismarck-Mandan community members lose their locks to clippers and scissors during the Brave the Shave event. Each year, thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer while requesting donations of support from friends and family.
The men, women and children who participate with Basin Electric have raised $2.7 million for childhood cancer research.
Visit the Brave the Shave website: bravetheshave.coop
Learn about the 2017 Brave the Shave.
Lignite Energy Council Teacher Education Seminar
The Lignite Energy Council’s Annual Teacher Education Seminar is held in the spring/early summer. The four-day seminar gives elementary, middle and high school teachers in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana a first-hand look at North Dakota’s fifth largest industry, lignite mining and related energy production.
The seminar is held at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence, Bismarck, ND.