2016 Economic
Impact Snapshot


Industrial Parks

IowaHousingSearch.org

Iowa Lakes Community College

Utilities

Five municipal utilities and two rural electric cooperatives are advantageous to Kossuth County residents. Publicly-owned electric service providers offer rates often below those of a private utility and offer local service for repairs with quick response times. Algona, Bancroft, Swea City, West Bend and Whittemore operate municipal utilities with service territories extending beyond city limits. Both Algona and Bancroft have generation facilities capable of providing full power service to customers at any time. Other providers include Humboldt County REC, Iowa Lakes REC, Alliant Energy, and Heartland Telecommunications Company. Gas service is provided by MidAmerican Energy.

Communications

Rural living in Kossuth County means that you are well-connected to the world. Each community has a fiber optics line available for telephone communications, local dial-up connections for Internet access and T1 line capabilities with the following formats available in a limited number of locations:

Hybrid Fiber Coax/Fiber — Algona Municipal Utilities operates a telecommunications utility with fiber optic and high bred fiber optic cable lines extending to all homes and businesses within Algona and its surrounding residential areas. The utility provides digital cable service, telephone, and high-speed Internet (870 MHz bandwidth).

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) — Algona, Bancroft, and West Bend offer connectivity with data-rates from 192 Kbps — 2.3 Mbps.

Wireless — Connections available in the Algona area.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) — Several local firms offer VPN software and technical support.

Iowa Communications Network (ICN) — Local school districts and Iowa Lakes Community College provide video conferencing and tele-commuting course work.

Tier 2 Connection — Kossuth County is the only Tier 2 Internet provider in northwest Iowa


 

Utility Companies Serving Kossuth County:

Algona Municipal Utilities
John Bilsten
PO Box 10
104 W Call St
Algona, IA 50511
Ph: (515) 295-3584
Fax: (515) 295-3364
amu@netamu.com
netamu.com

Electric, Water and Communications
Algona Area

Alliant Energy
719 N 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: (800) 255-4268
Fax: (641) 437-5119
www.alliantenergy.com

Electric
Ledyard
Swea City
Lakota
Titonka
Fenton
Lone Rock
Wesley
Seneca
Sexton
St. Benedict
Gas
Ledyard
Swea City
Lakota
Bancroft

Bancroft Municipal Utility
Tim Rowlet
105 Ramsey St E
Bancroft, IA 50517
Office: 515-885-2382
Fax: 515-885-2383
City: info@bancroftiowa.com
Electric Utility:
bmu@bancroftiowa.com
bancroftiowa.com

Water, Sewer
Bancroft
Electric
Bancroft Area

Burt Municipal Utilities
Vickie Madsen
Craig Giddings
119 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 197
Burt, IA 50522
Ph: 515-924-3618
Fax: 515-924-3860

Electric, Water, Sewer and Garbage
Burt

Clean Line Energy
Beth Conley
510 E. Locust St. Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Rock Island: 877-907-8516

 

Corn Belt Power Cooperative
Jim Vermeer
1300 13th Street North
PO Box 508
Humboldt, Iowa 50548
(515) 332-2571
(515) 332-1375 Fax
cbpower.coop

Electric
Corn Belt Power provides electricity to Humboldt Co. REC

Fenton Coop Telephone Co.
Steven Longhenry
300 2nd St
Fenton, IA 50539
Ph: 515-889-2785
Fax: 515-889-2255

Communications
Fenton

Heartland Power Cooperative
Jon Leerar
216 Jackson Street
PO Box 65
Thompson, IA 50478
(641) 584-2251
888-584-9732
(641) 584-2253 Fax
www.heartlandpower.com

Electric
Lakota (rural areas)
Titonka (rural areas)
Buffalo Center (Kossuth Co. address residents)

Midland Power Cooperative
Company Headquarters

Norm Fandel
1005 E. Lincoln Way
P.O. Box 420
Jefferson, IA  50129
Ph: (515) 386-4111
Fax: (515) 386-2385
www.midlandpower.coop

Humboldt Branch Location
Larry Beilke
1210 13th St. North
Humboldt, IA
Ph: (515) 332-1616
Fax: (515) 332-3007
www.midlandpower.coop

Electric
Southern portions of
Kossuth County

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
Rick Olesen
President & CEO
702 South 1st Street
Estherville, IA 51334
712-362-7870
1-800-225-4532
Fax: 712-362-2819
ilec.coop

Electric
Northern Kossuth County

Jed Skogerboe
Manager of Community and Business
Development
702 South 1st Street
Estherville, IA 51334
1-800-225-4532
(712) 362-7870
(712) 632-2819 Fax
ilec.coop

Tresa Hussong
Vice President of Customer and Community Relations
702 South 1st Street
Estherville, IA 51334
1-800-225-4532
(712) 362-7870
(712) 362-2819 Fax
ilec.coop

ITC Midwest, LLC
Troy Weary
100 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5300 ext. 461
itc-holdings.com/itc-midwest.html

Electric
Northern Kossuth County


Lone Rock Cooperative Telephone Co.
Dan Meyer
215 Maine St
Lone Rock, IA 50559
Ph: 515-925-3271
Fax: 515-925-3210

Communications
Lone Rock

MidAmerican Energy Company
666 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Customer Service: 888-427-5632
Business Customer Service: 800-329-6261
MidAmericanEnergy.com

Electric
St. Joseph
Luverne
Gas
Algona
Fenton
Lone Rock
Wesley

Northern Border Pipeline
Dick Shepherd, Marketing Dept.(main contact)
Sharon Flanery, Marketing Dept.
13710 FNB Parkway
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 492-7431 (Dick)
(402) 492-7362 (Sharon)
www.northernborder.com

Natural Gas Pipeline Co.
Kossuth Co. - Lakota
Main Office:
700 Louisiana St. Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002
Customer - 888-750-6275

Northwest Telephone Cooperative Assn
Northwest Communications

Don Miller
844 Wood St
P.O. Box 186
Havelock, IA 50546
Ph: (712) 776-2612
Ph: (800) 249-5251
Fax: (712) 776-4444
ncn.net

Communications
West Bend

T and D Power
Tim Warren & Camille Charlesworth
927 N State Street
Clark Summit, PA 18411
Ph: 570-319-1907
Fax: 570-319-6485
 

Titonka-Burt Communications
Titonka Location

Aaron McCarten
247 Main St N
PO Box 320
Titonka, IA 50480
Ph: (515) 928-2110 or (800) 753-2016
Fax: (515) 928-2897
tbctel.com

Communications
Burt and Titonka area

Titonka Municipal Utilities
Barb Zwiefel
Paul Heyer, City Superintendent
011 Main St N
Titonka, IA 50480
Ph: 515-928-2850
Fax: 515-928-2950

Visit Website

Water, Sewer, Propane Gas
Titonka

West Bend Municipal Utilities
Lisa Sewell, City Clerk
David Jergens, City Superintendent
301 S Broadway
West Bend, IA 50597
Ph: 515-887-2181
Fax: 515-887-2183
westbendiowa.com

Electric, Water, Sewer, Gas
West Bend

Whittemore Municipal Utilities
Linda Farrell
Bryan Meyer, City Superintendent
315 4th St
Whittemore, IA 50598
Ph: 515-884-2265
Fax: 515-884-2511
whittemoreiowa.com

Water, Electric, Gas,
Sewer, Garbage, Recycling

Whittemore

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
704 E. Main St.
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Ph: 641-592-6105
www.WCTAtel.com

Communications
Bancroft
Lakota

 


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