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Elections at Dakota Electric put new director on board

Dakota Electric Association’s membership cast their vote in the cooperative’s annual election. This year, three incumbents were re-elected and one new board member seated. The election results were as follows: District 1 – John (Jack) DeYoe, Lakeville, (incumbent) received 7,922 votes. District 2 – Bill Middlecamp, Apple Valley, received 7,964 votes. District 3 – Margaret D. [...]

2020-05-12T13:47:12-06:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric cancels annual meeting

Ballots mailed April 13 FARMINGTON, Minn. (March 27, 2019) — Dakota Electric Association® has canceled its annual meeting scheduled to be held on April 30, but board elections will continue as usual with ballots to be mailed on April 13. Members can vote online using the electronic passcode included with the ballot, or by mailing the [...]

2020-04-13T15:33:25-06:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Fourth solar project producing power for Dakota Electric members

Dakota Electric Association members are now receiving more electricity from the sun through a new 3-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s members. The newest addition to Dakota Electric’s renewable energy portfolio came online in December. The 15-acre solar site, south of Farmington, is expected to have a 25-year life and will produce enough electricity [...]

2020-01-28T15:28:50-06:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Employee charity program raises more than $30,000 for worthy causes

Dakota Cares committee members (L-R): Wendy Apitz, Dave Reinke, Kaitlyn Simon, Corey Willert, Cherry Jordan, Bernie Kolnberger, Susan Strong and Tom Riste (not pictured: Mel Belschner). Dakota Electric Association and its employees have raised $30,566 for charities through its employee-led program called Dakota Cares. Each year, Dakota Electric’s employees hold a variety of fundraising [...]

2020-01-07T14:10:53-06:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Rogue Robotics wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Military Family Support Group, BrainPower in a BackPack and Caring Hearts in Action are named runners up Farmington's Rogue Robotics team won the 2019 Touchstone Energy Community Award. Here is the team pictured with coach Spencer Elvebak and Dakota Electric directors (L-R) Janet Lekson, Margaret Schreiner, Paul Bakken and Jack DeYoe. Dakota Electric Association [...]

2019-12-30T14:46:05-06:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Wheeler Wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Elizabeth Wheeler, Waterford Township, the Outstanding Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Janet Lekson and Margaret Schreiner attended the Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting to present the award to Wheeler. "I was surprised [...]

2019-12-04T13:32:12-06:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

New osprey nest at Whitetail Woods with help from Dakota Electric

On a recent fall day in Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Dakota Electric Association crews helped set a 45-foot pole with a wood box on top for what Dakota County’s natural resources manager, Tom Lewanski, hopes will become a home for an osprey pair someday. The nest sits on top of a hill overlooking Empire Lake. [...]

2019-10-25T14:42:24-06:00October 25th, 2019|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 2019, [...]

2019-10-04T08:40:08-06:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric files for a rate increase with the Public Utilities Commission

On Sept. 19, Dakota Electric Association filed a rate case with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking an overall increase of about 4.3 percent. If approved, this increase would add approximately $4.22 to the average residential member’s monthly bill, using 700 kilowatt-hours per month. Dakota Electric’s last rate filing was filed in 2014. Dakota Electric is [...]

2019-10-04T08:26:13-06:00October 4th, 2019|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 [...]

2019-09-27T12:04:38-06:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|