Decorah area residents will have two upcoming opportunities to learn more about what a municipal electric utility would mean for the community.
The first is Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The second is Tuesday, Jan 23, at 7:30 a.m. at T-Bock’s Underground. Those wishing to attend Tuesday’s meeting, which will take place as part of the monthly Winneshiek Energy District Energy Breakfast, should R.S.V.P. to
Both events will include presentations regarding the results of a feasibility study as well as question-and-answer sessions for attendees. Those attending will learn: What happens to residents outside the Decorah city limits? Will a municipal electric utility be reliable? What will happen to current rates?

The recent study was approved last year by the Decorah City Council and funded by Decorah Power, a non-profit citizens group investigating the formation of a Decorah municipal electric utility, a locally owned city utility that would provide electricity services the same way it provides water and sewer services.
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Those who are unable to attend the meeting but would like additional information about the feasibility study can contact Decorah Power organizer Joel Zook at