Detroit Lakes Public Utilities (DLPU) has received an award for excellence in public power communications from the American Public Power Association (APPA).

The annual awards recognize excellence in communications. Awards were given to those that showed ingenuity and creativity in telling their stories through outstanding video editing. DLPU also received the Audience Choice Award. The Audience Choice Award is granted based on an audience vote on winners across all revenue classes of the Excellence in Public Power Communications video awards, which included winning entries from 16 organizations. Audience members were asked to select their favorite entry.