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BPU to celebrate Public Power Week

Brainerd Public Utilities will celebrate Public Power Week from Oct. 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.

Brainerd Public Utilities will celebrate Public Power Week from Oct. 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.

BPU will have cookies and coffee for its customers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the week at the BPU Service Center on Highland Scenic Road. There will be pictures and information displayed representing all of BPU departments.

"Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity BPU provides to our community," BPU Superintendent Scott Magnuson said.

Public power puts the people of Brainerd first and Public Power Week gives BPU the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally generated, locally owned power to our citizens. BPU has served the Brainerd community for 123 years. Today BPU serves 6,600 residential and 1,350 commercial customers.

*** This story has been corrected to say that the open house will be all week, not just Monday.

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