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




PO Box Y
Winthrop, MN 55396

City Hall:

(507) 647-5306

Services for Utility Customers:

The City of Winthrop offers rebates to residential customers who install qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances including quality installed central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs and fixtures. Rebates are also available when you recycle your refrigerator or freezer, tune-up your central air conditioner, or get a home energy audit.   See rebate forms for details.  Applications are available online or may be picked up at the City Office.

Appliance Rebate (PDF)

Central AC Tune-Up Rebate (PDF)
Q.I. Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pump Rebate (PDF)
CFL Rebate (PDF)
LED Rebate (PDF)
Home Energy Audit Rebate (PDF)

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.

The City of Winthrop offers rebates to business customers who install energy efficient lighting, variable speed drives, and vending machine controllers.  See rebate forms for details.  Applications are available online or may be picked up at the City Office.

Lighting Retrofit (PDF)
Lighting New Construction (PDF)
Vending Machine Controller (PDF)

For information on Custom projects, please contact the City of Winthrop.

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