The State of Minnesota established the Cold Weather Rule to protect residential heat-affected consumers — who make and keep a payment plan — from disconnection of service between Oct. 1 and April 30.

Most Cold Weather Rule payment plans last until April 30 unless you make other arrangements with Dakota Electric. Your service could be shut off if you have a past due balance on April 30 and do not make and keep a new payment plan.

Member service representatives are ready to work with you to avoid disconnection. Contact Dakota Electric at 651-463-6212 before April 30.