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FARMINGTON, Minn. (November 20, 2007) — Dakota Electric Association members will surpass more than $300,000 worth of donations to the cooperative’s Helping Neighbors® program this year. Since 1993, Dakota Electric has offered its member-owners the option to donate to the Helping Neighbors program through monthly contributions on their electric bill or a one-time donation.

The Helping Neighbors’ donations are distributed evenly each quarter between the Community Action Council, The Salvation Army and the Community Action Program (CAP).

“The agencies have told us how valuable this program is and how it allows the agencies to help more people in need,” Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and chief executive officer, said.