In September, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (IAEC) board members toured one of Iowa’s best-kept secrets – the REA Power Plant Museum in Hampton. In celebration of National Co-op Month, it’s fitting that we dig into our archives to re-tell the story of this iconic landmark.

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During three educational and fun-filled days on NIPCO's Energy Trail Tours, members are immersed in rural electric cooperative history, the co-op business model, and the Touchstone Energy® brand as well as gaining a deeper understanding and pride about the cooperative difference.

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Touchstone Energy's newest initiative – the Main Street Summit – was a three-day event, drawing 135 attendees from around the country and proved Iowa is where powerful possibilities unfold!

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Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) and its 13 member systems recently hosted its annual golf and charity events at the Legacy Golf Club, with proceeds benefiting Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles.

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Utility-sponsored Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) are a key tool providing statewide impact for community infrastructure, business growth, and job creation and retention.

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July is National Ice Cream Month, so designated by the late President Ronald Reagan to pay tribute to his favorite dessert. Nowhere in the U.S.  does this recognition mean more to community development than Le Mars and the rural electric cooperative that serves it.

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Iowa’s electric cooperatives are anchor institutions in communities across rural Iowa. Co-op staff and members – both now and in the future – provide diverse perspectives, new ideas and strong leadership to Iowa’s organizations, businesses, communities and the state.

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We're looking for interesting story ideas about the people, events, history and activities in Iowa's electric cooperative communities. Learn what we're seeking and how to submit an idea!   

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An exciting and multifaceted movement to support the vitality of rural Iowa communities is gaining momentum, and electric cooperatives are helping to lead the way.

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Iowa’s electric cooperatives have a long and rich history of supporting the expansion of medical facilities and health care services in Iowa. Here is a look at four recent cooperative-supported projects that secured federal funding for hospital expansion projects.

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