Winthrop/ Our Communities

The City of Winthrop is located 80 miles west of Minneapolis. Winthrop is known for its flourishing agriculture industry, specializing in the production of corn and soybeans. It is home to Heartland Corn Products, a farmer-owned cooperative that has become one of the state's leaders in renewable ethanol production. Winthrop is also home to JB Lures, one of the largest fishing lure manufacturers. In 1992, Winthrop and seven other cities joined together to form MMPA.


City of Winthrop

Population:

1,367

Address:

PO Box Y
Winthrop, MN 55396

City Hall:

(507) 647-5306

Services for Utility Customers:

The City of Winthrop invites residential customers to participate in these programs:

Home Energy Audit

The Home Energy Audit program identifies your home's energy wasters and makes it easy to discover the most cost-effective ways to save energy and money while making your home more comfortable.

If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you are eligible for a free energy audit through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  Contact Minnesota Valley Action Council at (800) 767-7139 to see if you qualify. Information on WAP can be found here.

Residential Rebates

Rebates are offered for qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances including quality installed central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs and fixtures. Rebates are also offered when you recycle operating refrigerators and freezers. Applications are available online and at the City Office.

2014 Rebates have expired. Please check back in early 2015.




The City of Winthrop invites business customers to participate in these programs:

Commercial & Industrial Rebates

Rebates are offered for customers who install high efficiency lighting, motors, vending machine controllers, and variable speed drives.

2014 Rebates have expired. Please check back in early 2015.

Green Power Choice

Green Power Choice is a voluntary program offered to MMPA customers. The program currently offers Hydropower and Wind Power purchased from the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency.

Why Purchase Green Power?

By purchasing green power you support increased reliance on sustainable energy sources, thereby reducing the burning of fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuels, power generated from sustainable energy sources does not produce harmful emissions. Sustainable energy sources like water and wind are replaced naturally in the environment.

How Does it Work?

Hydropower and wind power are offered in blocks of 100 kilowatt hours for $1.75 per block. You can choose to purchase any combination of wind or hydro blocks. Signing up is easy! Simply fill out the participation form included in your monthly bill.

Green Power Choice Participation Form