Cooperative Difference

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DRN, a member-owned cooperative, began offering telephone service to rural southeastern North Dakota in 1950. For over 70 years, DRN continues supporting local community organizations and living out its commitment to operate under the seven cooperative principles that are integral to our success. 
In 2022, DRN continues to focus on Making A Difference in Our Communities. Throughout the year we will highlight how your cooperative is fulfilling our commitment to adhere to these principles today, and into the future. 

 


 

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PRINCIPLE SPOTLIGHT
Open & Voluntary Membership 
In 1950 the founding members of DRN gathered with the common goal to provide telephone service to our rural area where large companies were unwilling to invest due to the high cost of doing business.  
  • DRN's original members succeeded and Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative became the first Rural Electrification Administration-funded telephone cooperative in North Dakota. Today, DRN continues to be a voluntary organization, open to all in our area to use our services and is willing to accept the responsibilities of membership without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

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DRN's Concern for Community
DRN Board of Directors and staff are proud to give back to the communities where we live and work. From DRN's annual college scholarship program and summer internship opportunities for youth, to supporting non-profit community programs with monetary donations and staff volunteer hours, DRN continues to support our local communities just like the cooperative did since its beginning.

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Contact our customer care team today to become a member of the DRN Cooperative!

Call 344-5000 or visit our contact us page