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Employee charity program raises more than $31,000 for worthy causes

Dakota Electric Association and its employees have raised $31,614 for charities — the most ever — through its employee-led program called Dakota Cares. The Dakota Cares Committee: Julie Simonsen, Bernie Kolnberger, SusanStrong, Corey Willert, Mel Belschner, Cherry Jordan, Dave Reinke and TomRiste. Each year Dakota Electric’s employees hold a variety of fundraising events and [...]

2019-01-07T16:48:46+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

PawPADs wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Majestic Hills Ranch and Bundles of Love Charity are named runners up The 2018 Touchstone Energy Community Award winners from Dakota Electric: PawPADS; Majestic Hills Ranch and Bundles of Love. Dakota Electric Association named Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs), Lakeville, as the local 2018 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Majestic Hills Ranch, Lakeville, and [...]

2018-12-20T17:11:34+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Langer Wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Greg Langer receiving the award from CEO Greg Miller and Community Releations Director Peggy Johnson. Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Greg Langer, Greenvale Township, the Outstanding Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Jerry Pittman and Paul Trapp attended the [...]

2018-12-03T14:58:31+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Jake Toledo named Dakota Spirit of Excellence award winner

Jake Toledo and Chief Whitson. Randolph Hampton Fire District Captain Jake Toledo accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award Monday night at a ceremony at the fire station. Toledo is the winner of the 2018 Spirit of Excellence award presented by Dakota Electric Association to recognize first responders and the brave work they do. [...]

2018-11-07T16:42:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Touchstone Energy Community Award applications being accepted

Dakota Electric Association is now accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes non-profit groups, community organizations and businesses that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have impacted numerous people, collaborated and shared resources, addressed unmet community needs or provided necessary services. In 2018, [...]

2018-11-05T08:30:28+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|