As a local business, we are proud to power your life and bring good things to our community. So, when we receive a letter from a member thanking us for our service, we are happily reminded of the foundation on which our cooperative is built; commitment to community.

We are a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative founded by local farmers in 1937 with the help of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). While the larger environment in which we operate is constantly changing, one thing remains the same. By working together, we can continue to do good things for our community.

We would like to share the kind words written by one of our members and express our gratitude. We are honored to serve you all.

Dakota Electric At A Glance

“Dear Sir,

Back in 1945, my dad got a job at the new REA in Wadena, MN. Four others with him made history for Wadena and Todd Counties with the first electricity to these farmers. Everyone gave them hugs, as they got lights!!

Now if a trouble call came after hours, we had a private telephone line. Only a couple minutes and dad was off to help some farmer. As teenagers, we learned not to be on the phone more than two minutes!!

This week early Tuesday, July 14, 2020, our lights went out! Trees hit high lines. Now to my surprise, 20 minutes later and a team was cutting down the branches. We had lights again!

Just want to thank that fast team of [Address Redacted] at 7:30 a.m.!! We moved here from Wadena on July 10, 1971, just 49 years ago. Only five houses here at that time. Thank you again for your great service.

P.S. Dad worked there for 36 ½ years.”