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Annual Meeting and Cooperative Celebration Held May 22

2018 Coop Celebration

Wind, rain, and cooler than average temperatures were not ideal but the show must go on and an estimated 3,700 came out to enjoy our Cooperative Celebration festivities under the tents on Wednesday, May 22.

The 63rd Annual Business Meeting of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative was held prior to the Open House at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting included reports for the 2018 fiscal year and the re-election of board director Randy Frisk who was unopposed at the District 5 Caucus held in April.

The Cooperative Celebration was open to the public and featured a free walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew and Lueken’s Village Foods, door prizes, kids’ activities like face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, storytelling, animals and entertainment from the Headwaters Science Center, Concordia Language Villages, and special guests the Flintstones as seen on Boomerang and Minnesota Timberwolves mascot Crunch.  Known Only Locally & Friends from Bemidji provided the musical entertainment.

Special thanks to the over 130 employees of Paul Bunyan Communications who made the event possible and run as smooth as possible!  We would also like to thank the Bemidji Fire Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, The Party Store, Minnesota State Patrol, Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department, Paul Bunyan Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Headwater’s Science Center, Portable John, Bemidji Area Tennis Association, Boy Scouts, Concordia Language Villages, Sanford Health Bemidji, Sanford Health Accessories, and Raphael’s Bakery for all their help.

Check out the video from this year’s Cooperative Celebration