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“Dakota Electric is a wonderful place to work, learn and grow within your career. I’ve lived and worked within our service territory for over 20 years and am honored to have taken part in its expansion. I’ve really enjoyed collaborating on projects with my talented coworkers as we all strive to make the cooperative the best it can be for our members.” 

Craig Knudsen, Land Use Manager, 22 years
Carie Tornio

“I’ve been working at Dakota Electric for almost 13 years and take pride in being able to say I love my job as a customer information systems (CIS) and billing administrator. I feel like Dakota Electric employees are one big family, which makes for an enjoyable work atmosphere.” 

Catie Tornio, CIS/Billing Administrator, 13 years

“I think of Dakota Electric as a large extended family with a well-defined purpose. We’re all working toward the same goal of serving our members, but support and celebrate each other in the process. I also love that I get to work on a variety of projects that challenge me to think outside the box. I go home at the end of the day feeling fufilled.” 

Kennon Petersen, Project Designer/GIS Mapping, 3 years

“I really enjoy the work-life balance Dakota Electric affords its employees. The leadership team is amazing; they are very approachable and fair, and the small company feel is so welcoming. As a new employee, it’s refreshing to walk the halls and have coworkers introduce themselves and strike up a friendly conversation with me. I’m looking forward to my career at Dakota Electric.” 

Darnell Robinson, Transportation Supervisor, 4 months