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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: , |

Dakota County Commissioners visit Dakota Electric

Dakota Electric board members pose with Dakota County commissioners (L-R): Board Chair Jim Sheldon; Board Member Margaret Schreiner; Commissioner Joe Atkins; Board Vice Chair Jerry Pittman; Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord; Commissioner Mike Slavik (chair); Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg; Commissioner Liz Workman; Commissioner Chris Gerlach; and Commissioner Thomas Egan. Dakota Electric Association recently welcomed the Dakota [...]

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

Dakota Electric celebrates Pollinator Week

Honey Bee collecting pollen on yellow rape flower. Less than one percent of Minnesota’s original prairie habitat exists today, and that is having an impact on bees and other pollinator populations. The decline of pollinators is not just a Minnesota problem but a national problem. National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, is a time to [...]

June 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Scholarships donated to more than 100 students

One-hundred-and-two area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association. Others receiving part of the $160,000 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 donated $1,339,495 since 1990 to [...]

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric rallies park volunteers for the 16th year of helping in local parks

Volunteers planted 1,500 plants at Whitetail Woods Regional Park on May 6 as part of the Minnesota Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ GreenTouch Day. Approximately 60 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 6 at Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Empire Township as part of the annual, statewide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch day. The volunteers [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

Tree Trust helps North Trail Elementary build outdoor classroom

Nearly 600 students, teachers, parents and community members turned out at North Trail Elementary in Farmington on May 5 to plant trees and ornamental plants as well as build an outdoor classroom. The weather was perfect as all classes came outside and learned about tree care and planting. Every student had a chance to participate in [...]

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Technology and 80 years of service discussed at Dakota Electric’s Annual Meeting

Celebrating 80 years of service and using technology to serve their members even better were a couple 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. Dakota Electric President and CEO Greg Miller talked about a one-megawatt solar project that will [...]

May 1st, 2017|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 Emma Anderson, Eagan High School, Holly Anderson, Christian Life Academy, William Barnes, Lakeville South High School; Kyle Ringley, Christian Life Academy; and Kelsey Shaw, School of Environmental Studies. The students will participate in [...]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|