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Bremer Family Farms & Lights

Meet Dakota Electric's 2023 Holiday Glow-off winner! Established in 1952, Bremer Family Farms is always buzzing with life and the spirit of togetherness. Bremer Family Farms is a three-generation dairy farm owned and operated by Karen, her son John and daughter-in-law Janet. John and Janet's children, Sara and Michael, also contribute [...]

2024-07-01T17:23:15-05:00July 1st, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: , |

Electrical Safety Outside the Home

Power Lines Keep kits and other flying objects away from power lines. Never climb trees, poles or towers that are contacting power lines. When using a ladder, be aware of overhead power lines. Patios Install weatherproof boxes or covers on outdoor outlets. Make sure all lighting is designed [...]

2024-07-01T17:49:57-05:00July 1st, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: |

2024 Scholarships Awarded

More than 100 area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association. Other students receiving part of the $160,000 in unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College, who will receive their scholarships in the fall. Dakota Electric has [...]

2024-07-01T14:16:52-05:00July 1st, 2024|Categories: Circuits|

Committed to the Environment

Dakota Electric is excited to share that we've donated a tree to cities in our service area! Each city chose and planted their own tree between April 19 and May 9. We're also thrilled to announce that we've donated 3,000 dogwood tree seedlings across our service area this year. Since 1997, we've given [...]

2024-07-01T13:59:33-05:00July 1st, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: , |

Summer Rates Now In Effect

Dakota Electric’s summer rates go into effect every June, July and August, and reflect the cost we pay for wholesale electricity when increased energy use drives up the demand and cost of electricity.By reducing your energy use, you can lower your monthly electric bill this summer. Looking for more ways to save? Call our Energy Experts® [...]

2024-05-22T13:29:19-05:00June 1st, 2024|Categories: Circuits|

Safety Week

It's National Electrical Safety Month and at Dakota Electric, safety is more than just a priority — it's a core value that guides everything we do. Our recent annual Safety Week was a testament to this commitment, as we engaged our employees in a series of activities designed to reinforce safety protocols and enhance preparedness. [...]

2024-05-06T09:59:36-05:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: , |

Planting Guidelines

Landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and save energy, but trees and shrubs planted too close to power lines and other electrical equipment can create both safety and reliability concerns. You can help maintain power line access and clearance by planning ahead before planting trees and shrubs. These guidelines help [...]

2024-05-03T15:18:53-05:00May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: , |

2024 Youth Tour Winners

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour was established to inspire our next generation of leaders. Students who participate receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about the cooperative business model, meet elected officials, visit monuments and museums, tour federal agencies and discuss issues that are most important to them. Dakota [...]

2024-05-03T15:10:48-05:00May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Circuits|Tags: |