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Minnesota Youth Tour Delegates at white house

Dakota Electric will send five local high school juniors or seniors on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 20-25 as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour.

Sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives since 1958, the NRECA Youth Tour is designed to build leadership skills while educating young people about the cooperative business model and American history and government.

Students can apply online at or request an application from their guidance counselor. The application deadline is February 21. Students must be available for an in-person interview on March 10 or 12. Applicant’s household must be a member of Dakota Electric.