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Bonnie Abel
Customer & Energy Services Manager
Ph: (218) 773-1163

Jeff Olson
Distribution Superintendent
Ph: (218) 773-0515

Randy Rapacz
Water Plant Superintendent
Ph: (218) 773-1511

600 DeMers Ave.
P.O. Box 322
East Grand Forks, MN  56721

Ph: (218) 773-1163
Fx: (218) 773-6127

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The East Grand Forks Water and Light is a municipal utility serving the residents of East Grand Forks with electricity and water since 1909. With a staff of 27 hard-working men and women, we are committed to supplying safe, reliable utilities to our residents.

  • Distributing electricity that is purchased from Western Area Power Administration and Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
  • Distributing the water to the residents and businesses 
  • Maintaining a professional and friendly relationship with our customers
  • Maintaining all water and electric distribution lines 
  • Producing potable water from the Red Lake River 
  • Reading meters and billing out electric and water usage

Keith Mykleseth
General Manager
Ph:(218) 773-1163

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Dan Boyce Retires

Dan Boyce, General Manager of the East Grand Forks Water and Light Dept retired on February 28, 2016 after 26 years with the Department.

Dan began his municipal career in 1974 at the Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant as a Chemist and then Superintendent before coming to East Grand Forks Water and Light as the General Manager in 1990.  Over his 26 years of dedicated service with the Department, Dan was committed to making sure the Water and Light was run with the best interest of the residents of East Grand Forks in mind.  Dan has been respected by his employees, city leaders and his colleagues in the utility industry.

One of Dan's largest accomplishments during his career was when the Water and Light Dept became a member of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), the power supplier for the city.  But he will say that his career changing moment was helping lead the Water and Light through the 1997 flood.  About 60-70% of the City's distribution system was involved and he spent countless hours assisting in the coordination of the restoration.  Dan's commitment to the Department showed when he spent many days at our Water Treatment Plant during the flood securing it from being overtaken by the flood waters. 

Dan has served on the boards of many organizations during his career.  He has received many prestigious awards for his dedicated service, including:  The Leonard N. Thompson Award from the MN AWWA (American Water Works Association), the Fuller Award from the National AWWA and the Presidential Award from MMUA (Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association), to name a few.

It was a privilege to work with Dan and we would like to wish him well in his retirement.

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