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2022 Energy Tours

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Dakota Electric’s energy tours offer an up-close look at three types of power generation. The cost is $10 per person and includes transportation and lunch. Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. Tours fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McNeilus Wind Farm, located in Dodge Center, Minnesota, includes 41 turbines. Members will have the opportunity to go inside the base of a turbine and talk to an engineer.

Pleasant Valley Station, near Sargeant, Minnesota, is a natural gas peaking plant that generates electricity during times of high electrical demand.

Randolph solar is a local two-megawatt solar site providing power to Dakota Electric members.

Register online at Select the tour date you plan to attend and click register.

WInd Turbine Tour


On Saturday, Sept. 17, Dakota Electric will be collecting food at the Hy-Vee located on Pilot Knob in Lakeville. Donate cash or non-perishable food items for a chance to win an electric bike from Valley Bike & Ski!

More information to come in the September issue of Circuits!

Visit Us at the Dakota County Fair

Check out our booth in the Red Commercial Building! 

Talk to one of our Energy Experts® for information on: 

  • Energy-saving tips & programs
  • Rebates
  • Special promotions 

For more fair details, visit 

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Free McGruff Safe Kid ID Kit

The McGruff Safe Kids ID Kits aim to teach children about safety in a fun and friendly way. Along with providing safety advice to children, they also give parents a convenient way to store their child’s important information. 

The kits include: 

  • Tear-out fingerprint card with child-safe fingerprint ink
  • McGruff the Crime Dog tear-out emergency numbers card
  • 911 instructions
  • DNA collection tips
  • Fun, family-friendly quizzes and games reinforcing the safety message 

To request a free kit, visit 

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