October is National Cooperative Month. It’s an opportunity for cooperatives across the country to be recognized for the important work they do to keep our communities vibrant. The 2019 theme of National Cooperative Month is “By the community, for the community”, which highlights the importance of co-ops in our community.

Many people belong to multiple cooperatives: electric providers, internet companies, credit unions, grain elevators, or even fuel providers.  Red River Communications and Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative are two of the numerous cooperatives in the local area. The list goes on and on, but each cooperative plays an important role for their members.

To celebrate National Cooperative Month, Red River Communications, Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative and other area co-ops are sponsoring free popcorn at select area football games during the month of October.

Games with free popcorn include:

October 4
Wyndmere/Lidgerwood vs. Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page (Wyndmere)

October 11
Wahpeton vs. Kindred (Wahpeton – NDSCS)

October 11
Tri-State vs. Larimore (Fairmount)

October 19
Hankinson vs. Wyndmere/Lidgerwood (Hankinson)

About Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative is one of 17 distribution cooperatives in North Dakota. It serves some 6,000 members on 4,700 miles of line in an area that stretches from the Minnesota border nearly to Ashley, and from the South Dakota border to Jamestown. From headquarter offices in Milnor and Edgeley, and outposts in Wahpeton, Hankinson, Oakes and Gackle, 42 employees work full-time to provide members with electricity and to improve the quality of rural life.

About Red River Communications

Red River Communications is a telecommunications cooperative providing FiberFAST internet, phone, and digital TV service to its members. It serves nearly 4,000 members across 1,500 square miles with industry-leading connectivity. Its service area includes most of Richland County in North Dakota, parts of Clay and Wilkin Counties in Minnesota and extreme northern Roberts County in South Dakota.


Dirk Monson, Member Support Manager
Red River Communications

Michelle Berry, Staff Assistant
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative