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Welcome back bees

It’s a sweet sign of spring as Connexus welcomes back the bees to our community solar garden. Our successful partnership with Bolton Bees continues. If you are interested in touring our bee apiary, we will be hosting a free event for our members during Pollinator Week in June. If you are a SolarWise subscriber, your free jar of honey will once again be available later this fall. Watch for more details on our website.


Why Wi-Fi thermostats?

If you’re still wondering what makes Wi-Fi thermostats special from ordinary thermostats, here are three reasons that may help you make the switch.

  1. Control from anywhere. A Wi-Fi thermostat can help you control your home temperature from anywhere. It makes your life very easy.
  2. Smart device compatibility. Use your laptop, pc, tablet, phone, etc., to control your thermostat. You’re already familiar with those devices, and the applications for the Wi-Fi thermostats are very user-friendly.
  3. More savings. Wi-Fi thermostats give you more control which ultimately results in more energy savings. With Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats, an average family can save around $110 per year on their energy bills.

There is still time to get in on our FREE Wi-Fi thermostat offer, as well as a special discount offer on the Lyric Round. Get all the details.


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We all pay for energy theft

Stealing electricity is dangerous, against the law, and ultimately costs all our members. It is illegal to tamper with electric service or reconnect it. Protect yourself and others by reporting anyone tapping into a line, bypassing a meter, or tampering with equipment to our Member Services at 763.323.2650. You will remain anonymous and any information you report will be confidential.


Why we ask for your SSN

When you call to get any information about your Connexus Energy account, we ask for your social security number. Specifically, we use the last four digits for identification. If you are the primary account holder, you must make special arrangements for others, including your spouse, to access your account information. These requirements are in place to protect you from identity theft.


Co-Op Cuisine

Tamale Pie

Ingredients:
½ cup cornmeal
⅔ cup flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
3-4 Tbsp oil
⅓ cup milk
1 egg
1 – 4.5 ounce can diced green chilies
1 can whole corn – drained
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 ¼ cup enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9×13 baking pan.
Whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add oil until soft crumbles form. Whisk in milk and egg. Fold in chilies and corn. Pour into baking pan. Bake about 20-25 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.
While cornbread is baking, combine beef with spices and sauté over medium heat until fully cooked, drain and set aside.
Once cornbread is done, reduce oven to 350 degrees. Poke holes in cornbread with a fork and pour enchilada sauce over it. Top with ground beef and shredded cheese. Cover with aluminum foil, bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese begins to brown, 5-10 minutes.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Optional toppings: salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges

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