Dakota Electric provides McGruff safety kits for children

McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available for request from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities. Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, has for many years, provided local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits [...]

2023-01-10T14:17:31-06:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric announces Ryan Hentges as new CEO

Greg Miller to retire in April FARMINGTON, Minn. (Jan. 5, 2023) — Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors named Ryan Hentges as the next president and CEO of the member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Current President and CEO Greg Miller will retire in early April and has led the cooperative since 2001. The board of directors [...]

2023-01-05T08:41:34-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

M.O.M.S. Program wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Winter Special Adventures and Lego League named runners up Dakota Electric Association named Making Our Moms Successful (M.O.M.S.) Program, Burnsville, as the local 2022 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Winter Special Adventures, Vermillion, and Dakota Middle School Lego League Sixth Graders, Eagan, were named runners-up, and each organization received a plaque and a check for [...]

2022-12-29T15:53:47-06:00December 29th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and CoBank donate $20,000 to local organizations

(L-R): Alison Larson, grants manager, 360 Communities; Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director; Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities; Cora Breeze, development database coordinator, 360 Communities. Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director (2nd from R), (L-R) Rhonda Rademacher, Kris Akin and Sue Strese, board members for Dakota City Heritage Village. (L-R): Kelly Kenley, Exec. Dir., [...]

2022-12-21T14:51:28-06:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric pays out an estimated $5.8 million to its members

Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors recently announced the 2022 capital credit payout to its members of a projected $5.8 million. Those who received power from Dakota Electric in 1998 through 2002 will receive a check this month. Capital credits reflect each member’s ownership in the cooperative. Any excess revenue beyond expenses that is collected each [...]

2022-11-30T13:49:04-06:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Opportunities to Serve Your Electric Cooperative

As a member-owned electric cooperative, Dakota Electric Association’s members have an opportunity to serve their cooperative. As part of the annual election process, Dakota Electric is requesting volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee that interviews director candidates. Volunteers are drawn by lot with two members and an alternate selected to serve for each district. The [...]

2022-11-16T10:30:07-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Donates to Local School Projects

Dakota Electric Association provided the school districts of 192, 252, 659 and Dakota County Technical College with donations from the unclaimed capital credits fund. Dakota Electric awarded a total of $47,000 of unclaimed capital credits money to the schools this year, which will be used to fund specific educational projects and reach district goals. Board [...]

2022-11-04T15:08:23-06:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Nicolai Wins Township Leader Award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded David Nicolai, Castle Rock Township supervisor, the 2022 Outstanding Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding rural leadership with the award. Dakota Electric board director Bill Middlecamp recently attended the Dakota County Township Officers’ Association meeting to present the award to Nicolai. “I [...]

2022-10-11T10:48:55-06:00October 11th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

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 and community organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have had an impact in our community. Those who should consider applying are organizations that have possibly touched the [...]

2022-10-03T15:30:37-06:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dual fuel participants should prepare for more control this winter

Members of Dakota Electric Association who are on the dual fuel load management program are encouraged to make sure they have adequate supplies of their secondary fuel source this winter. Dakota Electric’s power supplier, Great River Energy, has notified its member cooperatives that it expects to increase control hours this winter due to high prices [...]

2022-09-27T08:27:20-06:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|