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Message From CEO Ryan Hentges

As the President & CEO of Dakota Electric, I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a part of this dynamic organization. Since joining, I have had the privilege of engaging with the wonderful individuals that make up our community. Whether it was at various events or during interactions within our team, [...]

2023-07-05T12:05:33-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Know What’s Below

It's finally summer in Minnesota! People are out enjoying the weather and may even be getting some yard projects done. Whether you're planting a tree or building a deck, always call 811 before you dig — it's the law. Underground utility lines can only be inches below the surface and be ruptured with a shovel or [...]

2023-06-30T14:44:54-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Electrical Safety Outside The Home

POWER LINES Keep kits, drones 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 for outdoor [...]

2023-06-30T14:49:22-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Spot and Stop Scams

Today’s scammers are sneaky and sophisticated — targeting potential victims by phone, online and in-person. Scammers often target individuals or communities that are in need or susceptible to their schemes. By knowing what you can expect from Dakota Electric, you’ll be better prepared to spot and stop a scam.   Dakota [...]

2023-08-17T16:01:06-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Dakota Electric Association® Awards Scholarships to Local Students

FARMINGTON, Minn. (July 1, 2023) — Dakota Electric recently awarded scholarships to 102 talented high school students in the local area, empowering them to pursue their post-secondary education. Additionally, students enrolled at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College will be granted scholarships this fall, with a total of $160,000 allocated from the cooperative’s [...]

2023-08-28T14:14:38-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Energy Saving Tips For The Home Office

Install a smart thermostat & set for maximum energy efficiency Use an advanced power strip or smart outlet Use natural lighting & make sure windows are properly sealed. Set computer to low-power sleep mode when not in use. Use high-efficiency LED bulbs for lamps & [...]

2023-07-05T11:34:37-05:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Dakota Electric Association and Great River Energy Support Local Twins Youth Clinic in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Minn. (June 13, 2023) — On June 10, Dakota Electric and its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, joined forces to co-present the Twins Youth Clinic at Dodge Middle School Fields in Farmington. The event attracted approximately 150 enthusiastic kids between the ages of 6 and 12, who eagerly participated in various activities to develop [...]

2023-06-14T17:16:07-05:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

How To Be Prepared

Power Outages Summer storms, accompanied by heavy wind and lightning, are major causes of power outages, which can be a frustrating and sometimes dangerous experience. Here are some things you can do to be prepared if you experience a power outage. Make sure you have your correct phone number on file Both our online and [...]

2023-06-05T15:32:27-05:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Annual Meeting Recap

Dakota Electric held its annual meeting on April 27, where members heard reports from Board Chair Paul Bakken, Treasurer Jerry Pittman, Great River Energy's Jon Brekke and President & CEO Ryan Hentges. During the meeting, the reports highlighted several key accomplishments of Dakota Electric in 2022, including: A strong safety culture, which prioritized the safety [...]

2023-06-05T15:32:12-05:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Upcoming Events

Twins Free Youth Baseball Clinic 9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 10 Twins Community Fund Youth Baseball & Softball Clinics provide fundamental instruction for boys and girls ages 6-12 in a fun and positive atmosphere. These clinics are FREE for kids to attend. Clinics are open to kids who play baseball, softball, or for those [...]

2023-06-06T10:48:37-05:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|