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Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

More than one-hundred 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 [...]

2020-07-06T08:25:39-06:00June 12th, 2020|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 will receive $10,000, and ProAct and Dakota County ¬– Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will receive $5,000 each. Dakota Electric’s donations were matched by CoBank through the company’s “Sharing Success” grant program. 360 Communities received $5,000 from Dakota [...]

2020-06-01T14:03:03-06:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Area students win Dakota Electric’s Washington D.C. Youth Tour trip

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Myah Bauman (11th), Rosemount High School; Daniel Crippes (11th), Apple Valley High School; Justin Geertsema (11th), Lakeville South High School; Ritisha Senapati (11th), Eastview High School; and Christopher Torres (12th), Farmington High School. [...]

2020-05-12T13:57:14-06:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

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|