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Stommes of Lakeville Fire Department named Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner

Greg Stommes from the Lakeville Fire Department, the 2021 Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner. Greg Stommes of the Lakeville Fire Department accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award Tuesday night at a ceremony at the fire station during the department’s Fire Prevention Week open house. Stommes is the winner of the 2021 Spirit [...]

2021-10-11T12:25:31-06:00October 11th, 2021|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 and community organizations 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 2021, Dakota [...]

2021-10-07T12:19:26-06:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Nearly all restored after storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2021) —Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. There are less than 500 out of power this evening and crews will continue to work into the night restoring power until everyone is back on. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a [...]

2021-09-17T18:08:07-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Crews make progress on storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11 a.m., Sept. 17, 2021) — Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a severe storm moved through Dakota County and the southern metro area of the Twin Cities. storm damage photo storm damage photo [...]

2021-09-17T10:19:08-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and CoBank donate $20,000 to local organizations

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $20,000 to three community organizations. 360 Communities received $10,000, and Dakota Woodlands and Hastings Family Services received $5,000 each. 360 Communities received a $10,000 check from CoBank and Dakota Electric recently. From L-R: David Jones, Dakota Electric director, Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities director [...]

2021-08-03T15:36:21-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

One-hundred and one 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 $1,819,495 [...]

2021-08-03T12:02:01-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric board affirms Great River Energy’s plan

Dakota Electric Association’s board of directors voted on Thursday, July 29, to approve the plan presented by Great River Energy, its wholesale power supplier, to sell Coal Creek Station generation plant in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the associated high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to Rainbow Energy Center, LLC and Nexus Line, LLC respectively. The [...]

2021-07-29T13:57:02-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Power Supply in Transition

Great River Energy letter Read a letter from Great River Energy CEO David Saggau.   Information on the PUC filing regarding the permit transfer of the transmission line On July 1, 2021, Great River Energy (GRE), on behalf of itself and Nexus Line, LLC filed a request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a [...]

2021-08-31T06:59:03-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy sponsor Twins 2021 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 June 19. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 12 can participate in the 2021 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. The first session [...]

2021-06-01T09:40:26-06:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric named Employer of Excellence for fourth time

Dakota Electric human resources manage Malinda Mehrhoff (c), Directors (L-R) Bill Holton, Bill Middlecamp, David Jones and board chair Jerry Pittman hold the banner acknowledging the honor of being named and Employer of Excellence. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board has named Dakota Electric Association one of the Employers of Excellence for the fourth time. [...]

2021-05-26T13:46:13-06:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|