Brownton is located 60 miles west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and is the smallest MMPA member. The City is upgrading and improving electrical distribution systems to provide better, more reliable service for the city and its customers. One of the first upgrades was the construction of a new substation in summer 2007. The substation receives electricity from the transmission system and distributes it to Brownton community consumers. In 1992, Brownton and seven other cities joined together to form MMPA.