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MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Cally (Musland) Peterson as the newest addition to its organization. Peterson will act as the editor of North Dakota Living, a monthly magazine that serves as the voice of North Dakota’s electric cooperatives.

“We are thrilled to have Cally join our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and energy that will help further the mission of NDAREC and promote the values important to North Dakota’s electric cooperatives,” Josh Kramer, NDAREC executive vice president and general manager. “Cally will help lead our publication in this digital era, ensuring the continuation of top-quality news and features, and maintaining an engagement platform for important issues facing our cooperatives and North Dakota’s communities.”

Peterson joins NDAREC by way of Fargo, where she produced Joel Heitkamp’s award-winning radio show, News & Views, on KFGO-AM. Previously, Peterson served as the executive director of The Arc of Bismarck, advocating for North Dakotans with disabilities. Originally from Jamestown, Peterson is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I. She and her husband, Darin, call rural Steele home.

Peterson will replace Kent Brick, who will be retiring in March after providing nearly 27 years of service to North Dakota’s electric cooperatives and the readers of North Dakota Living. The team at NDAREC thanks Brick for his wisdom and wishes him the best in his retirement.

NDAREC is the statewide trade association for 16 electric distribution cooperatives and five generation and transmission cooperatives operating in North Dakota. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to more than 250,000 North Dakotans along more than 200,000 meters. NDAREC services include legislative advocacy, line worker safety training and professional development services, cooperative business development, and communication services including publication of the North Dakota Living magazine.