Minnesota earned the nickname of “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and it has Otter Tail County to thank for over 1,000 of those, which is more lakes than any other county in the country has to offer.

Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) – based in Pelican Rapids, Minn., which serves this area – boasts a membership population that triples in the summertime and members from across all 50 states, likely due in large part to the unique experiences that lake life offers.

A driver of tourism for the area, these lakes provide plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch species ranging from walleye to bass, and for families getting together to spend quality time at their cabins.

LREC cites its vision as “leading, powering and guiding members to use energy wisely to secure a better future for our families, our communities and our world.” The co-op has backed up this statement by completing several solar installations in the last few years, including a first-of-its-kind wind and solar hybrid project.

Lake Region Electric Cooperative