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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|

Miesville Fire Chief Latuff named Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner

Chief Tom Latuff, winner of the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award. Miesville Fire Chief Tom Latuff recently accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award at a ceremony at the fire station in front of the department and his family. Latuff is the 2020 winner of the Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award presented by Dakota [...]

2020-10-22T10:15:49-06:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates to local school projects

Dakota Electric Association provided the school districts of Burnsville and Hastings with this year’s donations from the unclaimed capital credits fund. Dakota Electric awarded a total of $50,000 of unclaimed capital credits money to the schools, which will be used to fund specific educational projects and reach district goals. Burnsville Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle (center [...]

2020-10-21T08:25:55-06:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Rowan Wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Tony Rowan was awarded the Township Leader Award in 2020. Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Tony Rowan, Greenvale Township supervisor, the Outstanding Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Bill Middlecamp and Margaret Schreiner virtually attended the Dakota County [...]

2020-10-08T09:37:41-06:00October 8th, 2020|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 [...]

2020-09-25T07:47:07-06:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|