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Play it Safe

Safety Programs

“Safety” is a serious issue that is regularly discussed at Dakota Electric. In fact, it is our number one priority.

This is not empty talk. Over time, Dakota Electric has created a culture of safety by putting our employees’ safety, and that of the community, above all else. Because we live and work in the community we serve, we care about our neighbors.

Manager of safety services, Brandon Lunde, promotes safety education in our schools and local communities through electrical safety programs and safety camps. Play It Safe Around Electricity teaches children eight and older about the dangers of electricity in a fun and interactive way.

Additionally, Dakota Electric’s power line safety demonstration dives deeper into the risks associated with electrical safety and how it plays out in our daily lives. We provide this program for public safety personnel, contractors, farmers, and other community organizations and clubs. On average, we perform 20-30 safety demonstrations each year and reach an average of 1,500 to 2,500 people.

Our duty and responsibility is to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety in the community. If you would like us to provide a safety demonstration at your school, organization or community event, please contact Brandon Lunde at 651-463-6290 or email [email protected]. Programs run from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

McGruff Safe Kids ID Kit

Dakota Electric provides local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff ID kits each year. Each kit contains a personal identification section, complete with a fingerprint kit to help parents keep an up-to-date file on their child. Police officers distribute the kits to classrooms if a teacher makes a request. If you are interested in obtaining a kit, contact your local police department.

Speakers Bureau

Dakota Electric’s speakers bureau presents to schools, Rotary clubs, chambers of commerce and other community organizations on a variety of energy-related issues, including renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency. Our mascot, LED Lucy, is also available to rent for community events. If interested, contact our coordinator of community affairs, Brenda Kadlec, at 651-463-6234 for more information.