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Beltrami Electric Accepting Youth Tour applications

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is again accepting applications for its 2010 Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-17.

Each year the cooperative sponsors one high school junior whose parent or guardian is a member of Beltrami Electric Cooperative.

The successful candidate will join hundreds of other high school cooperative representatives from across the nation as they tour the nation's capitol, meet members of Congress, visit historic sites and learn the role government plays in the electric industry.

To qualify, eligible candidates must submit an application, write a 500-word essay and submit two letters of reference from teachers, group or community leaders.

Applications must be received by March 22 and are available to download at or can be picked up at the Beltrami Electric office at 4111 Technology Drive N.W. in Bemidji. The applications, letters of recommendation and essays can be mailed to Youth Tour, Beltrami Electric Cooperative Inc.; P.O. Box 488, Bemidji, MN 56619-0488.

For details, contact Mitch Raile at Beltrami Electric at 444-3689 or visit for highlights of past Electric Cooperative Youth Tours.