The Start of a 50-Year Relationship

Though the customer’s name has changed over the years from North Star Natural Gas to Inter-City Gas, Northern Minnesota Utilities, Utilicorp United, Aquila and finally Minnesota Energy Resources, NPL has served its first customer for 50 years.

This photo shows NPL’s first contract job rebuilding border stations for North Star Natural Gas in 1967. In addition to this station in Wadena (pictured), the project included stations in two other Minnesota towns, Bertha and Staples.