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Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services recently won an award for presentation of local news in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News, the voice of the state’s rural electric cooperatives. The awards were presented at a virtual gathering of the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Communicators on August 26. Liz Gunderson, communications coordinator at Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, serves as the editor of the co-op’s local pages.


Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services’ magazine pages were adjudged to have been the best overall in the category of Energy Education for the previous year. This is the second year in a row that Pierce Pepin has received this award.


Founded in 1940, the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News focuses on statewide issues that affect electric cooperatives, promoting the general welfare of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives, their member-owners, and the areas they serve. Twenty electric cooperatives throughout the state are responsible for their own local sections within the magazine, which reaches 181,000 mailboxes each month.