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360 Communities receives $10,000 from Dakota Electric and CoBank

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric’s $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company’s “Sharing Success” grant program. Dakota Electric Association and CoBank presented Jeff Mortensen (3rd from left) and Laurie Bolin (3rd from right) of 360 Communities with a $10,000 donation. [...]

2018-09-06T15:24:11+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric announces another pollinator planting

Pollinator planting at Randolph substation. It’s been about one year since Dakota Electric Association announced planting pollinator friendly habitat at some of its substations, and it recently announced plans to expand its pollinator friendly habitat at another substation and further explore more locations. Many Dakota Electric substations are located in urban areas, which are [...]

2018-08-06T13:03:09+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Kangaroos and wallabies added to the fun at the MN Zoo during Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event


Dakota Electric Association had a total of 5,084 people attend the company’s 21st annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 26. During the event, zoo admission was free to all Dakota Electric members and their families. A banner held up by bucket trucks welcomed people to the MN Zoo for Dakota Electric's [...]

2018-08-02T09:38:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Dakota Electric’s Youth Tour students pose for a picture in front of the capitol building while in Washington D.C. (L-R): Jacob Widen, Michelle Quan, Emily Hull, Sarah Most and Mitchell Conzemius. Five area high school students, sponsored by Dakota Electric Association, recently returned from a Washington D.C. trip-of-a-lifetime. Dakota Electric’s students joined more than [...]

2018-06-29T12:35:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric rallies park volunteers for the 17th year of helping in local parks

Approximately 100 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 5 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park as part of the annual, statewide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch day. The volunteers of all ages planted native plants in the area near Holland Lake. Some planted trees and shrubs near the edge of the park, and others planted native [...]

2018-05-18T08:34:46+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy sponsor Twins 2018 Play Ball! Youth Clinic

Youth baseball players have an opportunity to learn baseball from staff at the Minnesota Twins organization during their visit to Farmington on May 19. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 13 can participate in the 2018 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. No registration is [...]

2018-05-08T10:56:10+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Electric vehicles, solar energy and more at Energy Trends Expo

Free seminars are available. Dakota Electric Association invites the public to the Energy Trends Expo, May 10, at the Eagan Community Center. The event, hosted by Dakota Electric and Lakeville Friends of the Environment, provides an opportunity for people to learn about the latest in renewable technology, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Visitors can [...]

2018-05-02T13:18:36+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric seen as a trusted source of information at Annual Meeting

Members re-elect incumbent directors FARMINGTON, Minn. (April 30, 2018) —Member focused and a trusted source of energy information were two of the topics discussed at Dakota Electric Association’s Annual Meeting, held in the social hall at St. Michael’s in Farmington on April 27. President and CEO Greg Miller talked about Dakota Electric’s outstanding customer satisfaction [...]

2018-04-30T15:59:09+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington, D.C. in June

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Mitchell Conzemius, Hastings High School; Emily Hull, Eagan High School; Sarah Most, Eastview High School; Michelle Quan, Rosemount High School; and Jacob Widen, Burnsville High School. The students will participate in the National [...]

2018-03-28T10:46:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Energy training for teachers offered through Dakota Electric

Educators who desire to learn about the energy industry should plan to attend the Lignite Education Seminar from June 11-14. The Lignite Council is offering the seminar again in 2018 due to overwhelming positive feedback it has received from past participants. Teachers of all grade levels are accepted, and Great River Energy, Dakota Electric’s power supplier, [...]

2018-03-20T13:54:49+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|