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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

Informational document for those who wish to attend Dakota Electric's July 29 board meeting. Click here to view a press release about the vote regarding the sale of Coal Creek. Great River Energy announced a change to their power supply portfolio recently. You can read the press release from Rainbow Energy Center and also view the [...]

2021-07-29T14:06:11-06:00June 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|

Stay safe during planting

Always be aware of power line locations Farming equipment has become more massive and technologically advanced over time. While these welcome improvements help farmers cover more ground in less time, taller equipment and longer extensions can bring added challenges around power lines. As farmers start entering the fields for planting, Dakota Electric Association urges everyone in [...]

2021-05-03T15:15:18-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Incumbents re-elected to the board and bylaw passes

Dakota Electric Association’s membership let their voices be heard in the cooperative’s annual election. This year, four incumbents were re-elected and the bylaw change was approved.  The election results were as follows: District 1 – Jerry Pittman, Lakeville, (incumbent) received 5,821 votes; Kevin Grass, Burnsville, received 2,191 votes. District 2 – Clay Van De Bogart, Lakeville, [...]

2021-04-29T15:23:50-06:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric ballots mailed April 12

Annual meeting is canceled Dakota Electric Association® will hold its board election as usual with ballots being mailed on April 12, but the annual meeting will not be held due to COVID-19. Members can vote online (www.dakotaelectric.com) using the electronic passcode included with the ballot, or by mailing the ballot in the postage-paid envelope to Survey [...]

2021-03-24T08:31:08-06:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members donate more than $25,600 to those who need assistance

Through its Helping Neighbors® program, Dakota Electric Association distributed $25,620 in 2020 to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. “This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to our Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and chief executive officer, said. “Dakota Electric is merely [...]

2021-02-23T11:57:56-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

The Open Door wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Gobble Gait and BrainPower in a BackPack are named runners up The Open Door was the 2020 winner of the Touchstone Energy Community Award. Executive Director Jason Viana (2nd from L) and Annie Gentilini, Communications & Events Coordinator, are shown in front of their fresh food produce cases with Dakota Electric directors (L-R) Jerry Pittman [...]

2021-01-25T11:44:02-06:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric upgrading meters for improved service

Dakota Electric Association is in the process of upgrading meters to provide even better service to the members of the electric cooperative. Anixter, who is under contract with Dakota Electric, is doing the meter exchanges and has been working primarily in Farmington, Lakeville, Burnsville and Apple Valley. They will also begin meter change outs in Eagan [...]

2021-01-05T11:52:00-06:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|