Time flies when you’re having fun!

My career has taken me to 9 different locations, in three states, over a 41- year span.  I have worked for two Corporations, a Commercial Company, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), and DRN your Cooperative.  My first job coming out of NDSU was in central MN and part of my responsibilities were to visit 8 party line customers that were not being very nice to their neighbors. The message was “either you quit rubbering or you will be disconnected”.  My how things have changed over the years.  Internet is now the service of choice and DRN is offering GIG service via its 100% fiber network.  Well ahead of the national curve. Since April of 2013, I have had the privilege of working with a very dedicated Board of Directors and group of Employees.  Everyone here at DRN is focused on the Members. The Cooperative mentality has been our foundation for the past 68 years and will continue to be for the years to come.  DRN is one of the strongest Cooperatives in the nation. Let me repeat, IN THE NATION. I feel very good about my contribution these past 6 years to help to grow our members, employees, and company.  Looking back, our company wide toll-free calling was a big boost for our local economy.  The boards approval of free routers to improve the internet experience for our members along with 3 free digital boxes with our digital TV rollout was a sign of commitment to our members.  The boards aggressive capital credit payouts each year is yet another sign of the commitment to members. Our employees are...