Great Northern Depot undergoes LED upgrade

The Beltrami County Historical Center recently announced that Otter Tail Power gave them almost a $2,000 rebate for energy efficiency.

According to a release, the former Great Northern Depot which now houses the local museum was still operating a number of fluorescent and incandescent lights.

After an energy assessment, 173 fluorescent lights were replaced with LEDs, the quartz lights were removed, and gallery spotlights were also updated to LEDs.

The upgrade was made possible thanks to that $1,967 rebate from Otter Tail, monetary donations, and volunteer hours.

The museum now anticipates lower lighting costs and an energy-efficient building.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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