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Dakota Electric offers students free trip to Washington D.C.

Students from Minnesota pose in front of the White House during the 2017 Youth Tour. Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 9-14. Each June, more than 1,500 students from [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Open Door wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Military Family Support Group and DARTS are named runners up Dakota Electric Association named The Open Door, Eagan, as the local 2017 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Military Family Support Group, Burnsville, and DARTS, West St. Paul, were named runners-up, and each of the non-profits received a plaque and a check for $500. Touchstone Energy [...]

December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Employee charity program raises more than $29,000 for causes

Dakota Electric Association and its employees have raised $29,087 for charities — the most ever — through its employee-led program called Dakota Cares. Dakota Cares committee members (L-R): Bernie Kolnberger, Dave Reinke, Cherry Jordan, Jackie Bauer, Julie Simonsen, Corey Willert, Susan Strong and Tom Riste. Not pictured: Mel Belschner. Each year Dakota Electric’s employees [...]

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Jeffrey Allbee named Dakota Spirit of Excellence award winner

Farmington Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Allbee accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award recently at a ceremony at the fire station with family and friends in attendance. Allbee is the winner of this inaugural award developed by Dakota Electric Association to recognize first responders and the brave work they do. The award highlights a first responder [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $40,000 to local schools

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded unclaimed capital credits money to fund specific needs at three different school districts. Districts 191, 196 and 197 were recipients of the donations, and representatives attended a recent Dakota Electric board meeting to receive the donations. (L-R): Judy Kimmes, Dakota Electric director; Jerry Pittman, Dakota Electric director; Kathy Funston, District [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

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

Dakota Electric Association and CoBank presented Jeff Mortensen (3rd from right) and Laurie Bolin (3rd from left) of 360 Communities with a $10,000 donation. CoBank’s Rachel Hanson (right) and representatives of Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors are pictured (L-R): Judy Kimmes, Ken Danner, Jerry Pittman and Clay Van De Bogart. Dakota Electric Association, along [...]

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members to receive more renewable energy from solar facility

Dakota Electric Association members will soon receive electricity from a new 1-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s member-owners. Dakota Electric’s board of directors, along with Great River Energy and SoCore Energy personnel, held a dedication Thursday, Aug. 31, at the joint solar facility in Marshan Township. The board of directors cut the ribbon [...]

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

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


The Rosemount High School Marching Band performed at the Member Appreciation Event. Dakota Electric Association had a total of 6,756  people attend the company’s 20th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 27. During the event, zoo admission was free to all Dakota Electric members and their families. The bird [...]

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides members free night at zoo

Dakota Electric Association members and their families should mark the date for the twentieth-annual Member Appreciation Event on July 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the event, Dakota Electric provides complimentary admission to the Minnesota Zoo for those who purchase electricity from the cooperative. Tickets to the event were included in recent electric bills, [...]

July 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Dakota Electric’s Youth Tour students pose for a picture while in Washington D.C. (L-R): William Barnes, Kelsey Shaw, Emma Anderson, Holly Anderson and Kyle Ringley. 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 1,800 students from across the nation [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |