Rum River Art Center

$8.3 million Cash Back to members

Connexus Energy Cash BackIt’s Cash Back time! In 2019, we are giving $8.3 million back to our members. If you are getting Cash Back, you will find your credit included on page 2 of this month’s electric bill. If you had at least one bill from Connexus Energy in 2018, you will receive Cash Back this year.

What’s Cash Back?

Connexus Energy is YOUR electric cooperative. As a cooperative, we operate for the benefit of everyone using our system. When you move into a home or establish a business in Connexus’ service area, you become a member of our cooperative. Cash Back is distributed annually based on the amount of electricity you use. It’s just one of the advantages of being our member. Moreover, it’s one of the great things that sets us apart from other utilities.

Cash Back for former members

Thousands of former Connexus Energy members have unclaimed Cash Back waiting for them. Perhaps it’s you or you know one of them? It’s easy to check out.

Go to, and click on the letter of the last name.

$100 million reasons to love cash Back

Cash Back to community

It’s not only our members who benefit from Cash Back, so do our communities. The majority of Connexus Energy’s community donation dollars come from our Cash Back program, specifically from unclaimed Cash Back payments.

For more information on Cash Back and our community donations program, visit us at

Rum River Art Center

Rum River Art Center in Anoka is a recent recipient of a $1,000 donation through our “Your Community, Your Choice” program. With this Facebook-based program, you choose which local organizations receive our support.


Nice Nest rebate

Connexus Energy, in partnership with Nest, is rewarding you for using less energy when everyone is using more. You get a $125 rebate for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards.

When you sign up for Rush Hour Rewards, Connexus Energy will reward you to reduce the electric load during times when demand for energy is high (that’s the rush hour). You don’t need to do anything. Your Nest thermostat will do all the work for you, while still keeping your home and you comfortable.

To learn more about Nest Rush Hour Rewards, visit us at

Community Calendar

Driver Improvement Program 55+
September 20
October 15
To pre-register, call 1.888.234.1294
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Co-op Cuisine

Raspberry Crumble BarsRaspberry Crumble Bars
6 oz package Raspberry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
2 1/2 cups salted pretzel sticks (before crushing)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter
1 (8oz) package cream cheese – softened
1 (8oz) package Cool Whip – thawed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
12 oz bag frozen raspberries – thawed

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
Combine packet of Jell-O with 2 cups of boiling water and set aside to cool to room temperature. Crush pretzels in a ziploc bag. Melt 1 stick of butter than add 1/4 cup sugar in saucepan. Add pretzels and mix together. Lightly press pretzel mix into a 13×9-inch dish and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F, then cool to room temperature. While pretzel mix is cooling, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until well combined. Stir in Cool Whip and mix until well combined. Spread mixture over cooled pretzels and go all the way to the edges to create a seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Place raspberries evenly on top of the cream filling and pour Jell-O over raspberries and refrigerate until Jell-O is set.