Since opening its doors in 1922 as the ‘Farmers Exchange’ to the present day, The Northern Star Coop has grown from a local group of farmers to a large business that in January 2008, distributed dividend checks totaling over $488,000 to 9386 local patrons.

The Northern Star Coop now owns and operates Cenex Convenience Stores in Deer River, Remer and Long Prairie. Propane Plants in Deer River, Hill City, Northome, Pine River, Walker and Long Prairie. Bulk Petroleum Plants in Deer River, Remer and Backus. Also in Deer River we have Northern Star Foods for your hunger needs and 117 Mini-storage units for lease.

When we sell our products at the same prices as our competitors and give back the profits to the people that buy them you can see the benefit of being a member of the Northern Star Coop.