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Dakota Electric members to receive dedicated solar energy

More renewable, solar energy will be flowing to Dakota Electric members Dakota Electric Association, along with its power supplier Great River Energy, is pleased to announce a joint solar project that will provide dedicated solar power directly to Dakota Electric’s membership. The one-megawatt (MW) solar array will be built along Highway 61 in Marshan Township by [...]

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

HealthPartners names Dakota Electric as award winner

HealthPartners named Dakota Electric mid-sized Workplace Wellness Spotlight Award winner at the Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management Conference on October 9. Each year, HealthPartners recognizes three organizations for their annual Wellness Spotlight Awards, selecting them based on best practices and innovation in health and wellness programs with one “best-in-class” organization selected from the large, mid-size [...]

October 20th, 2016|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 2016, [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides McGruff safety kits for children

McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities. Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, provides local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits to classrooms if a teacher makes [...]

October 3rd, 2016|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 [...]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Conzemius wins cooperative scholarship

Jenna Conzemius, Cannon Falls, recently won the Jay York Scholarship for $300 awarded by Nobles Cooperative Electric, Worthington. Conzemius was one of five students Dakota Electric Association sponsored to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. this summer, and she was one of three selected from Minnesota for the York [...]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides McGruff safety kits for children

McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities. Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, provides local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits to classrooms if a teacher makes [...]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

African fruit bats to wolverines, Dakota Electric members enjoy a variety of animals at the MN Zoo

Dakota Electric Association had a total of 6,511 people attend the company’s 19th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 28. During the event, zoo admission was free to all Dakota Electric members and their families As part of the event, Dakota Electric, a member-owned cooperative, asked attendees to bring food donations for [...]

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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’s Board of Directors presented the check to Sal Mondelli, retiring CEO of 360 Communities, Jeff Mortensen, President & COO, and Laurie Bolin, development [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Local teachers attend Rachel's Challenge thanks to Dakota Electric

Two teachers from the local area attended the Rachel’s Challenge Educational Summit in Dallas, Texas, June 23-25, through a sponsorship provided by Dakota Electric Association. Jennifer Chappuis, Cannon Falls, District 252, and Lisa Sammlar,  North Trail Elementary, District 192, learned strategies to replace bullying and violent behavior with kindness and respect. Rachel’s Challenge, a non-profit organization [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|