How to Become a Member

While anyone can use our services, it does nothing but benefit you to become a member. Whether you’re buying propane from our LP department or making a purchase from one of our convenience stores, you can accrue patronage. Then, at the end of the year, we distribute dividend checks to all patrons, based on the amount that they spent with the cooperative the prior fiscal year.  

In January 2011, we distributed checks totaling over $684,505 to 10,690 local patrons. In order to do this for you, we need to track your purchases. Because of the wonders of electronics, we can do this easily, but the first thing you need to do is contact us by postal mail, e mail or stop in at our main office at 105 Main Ave. West in Deer River and fill out a short application. This can be for charging privileges or just for a cash account used for tracking purchases only. In either case, you can begin to build ownership in your own company, Northern Star Cooperative. Patronage dividends can really add up! 

While you’re online with us now, just send us ane-mail with your name, address, and phone number and we will mail an application to you. You can also stop at our Main Office or call us a 246-8296 or 1-800-864-3767 to see just how easy it is 
to begin to get your share!