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Dakota Electric named Co-op Purpose Award winner by national association

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) named Dakota Electric Association® as the 2019 Cooperative Purpose Award winner at the NRECA annual meeting in Orlando recently. Dakota Electric’s board members accept the Cooperative Purpose award at the NRECA annual meeting: NRECA CEO Jim Matheson (left) and (former) board president Phil Carson (right); representing Dakota Electric’s [...]

2019-04-03T08:47:33-06:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington, D.C. in June

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Davin Blix, Burnsville High School; Sanjana Molleti, Eastview High School; Nils Peterson, Eagan High School; Emma Veldhuis, Eagan High School; and Sarah Zipf, Eastview High School. The students will participate in the National [...]

2019-04-03T08:52:08-06:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 25

Dakota Electric Association® will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting. Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to [...]

2019-04-09T07:16:19-06:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members donate more than $21,000 to those who need assistance

Dakota Electric Association distributed $21,480 in 2018 through its Helping Neighbors® program 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 the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and chief executive officer, said. “Dakota Electric is merely [...]

2019-01-31T09:43:22-06:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric offers students free trip to Washington D.C.

Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 15-20. Join hundreds of young people from across the U.S. Each June, more than 1,500 students from across the country travel to Washington, [...]

2019-01-30T14:05:58-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Employee charity program raises more than $31,000 for worthy causes

Dakota Electric Association and its employees have raised $31,614 for charities — the most ever — through its employee-led program called Dakota Cares. The Dakota Cares Committee: Julie Simonsen, Bernie Kolnberger, SusanStrong, Corey Willert, Mel Belschner, Cherry Jordan, Dave Reinke and TomRiste. Each year Dakota Electric’s employees hold a variety of fundraising events and [...]

2019-01-07T16:48:46-06:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

PawPADs wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Majestic Hills Ranch and Bundles of Love Charity are named runners up The 2018 Touchstone Energy Community Award winners from Dakota Electric: PawPADS; Majestic Hills Ranch and Bundles of Love. Dakota Electric Association named Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs), Lakeville, as the local 2018 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Majestic Hills Ranch, Lakeville, and [...]

2018-12-20T17:11:34-06:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Langer Wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Greg Langer receiving the award from CEO Greg Miller and Community Releations Director Peggy Johnson. Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Greg Langer, Greenvale Township, the Outstanding Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Jerry Pittman and Paul Trapp attended the [...]

2018-12-03T14:58:31-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Jake Toledo named Dakota Spirit of Excellence award winner

Jake Toledo and Chief Whitson. Randolph Hampton Fire District Captain Jake Toledo accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award Monday night at a ceremony at the fire station. Toledo is the winner of the 2018 Spirit of Excellence award presented by Dakota Electric Association to recognize first responders and the brave work they do. [...]

2018-11-07T16:42:39-06:00November 7th, 2018|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 2018, [...]

2018-11-05T08:30:28-06:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |