LLakes Area Cooperative, otherwise known as LAC, is a cooperative in north central Minnesota. Established in 1912 with 35 million dollars of assets and over 80 million dollars in annual sales, LAC is a producer-owned cooperative that is structured with a Board of Directors and a General Manager that oversees the day to day operations.
Over the years, the Lakes Area Cooperative has expanded from its original roots as a creamery to other farm supply and retail businesses, such as:
- Ag Chemicals
- Meat Processing and Retailing
- Refined Fuels
- Hardware Hank Locations
- Convenience Stores
- Farm and Home Supplies
- Auto Shops
LLakes Area Cooperative serves the communities of Perham, Richville, Battle Lake, Vining, Clitherall, Henning, Vergas, Detroit Lakes, Underwood, New York Mills, Park Rapids, Akeley, Menahga, Sebeka, Wolf Lake, Bluffton, Ottertail, Clarissa, and many others in north central Minnesota. With locations in Perham, Akeley, Battle Lake, Clarissa, Vergas, Dent, Menahga, Park Rapids, Ottertail and Wolf Lake.