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Nominating Committee selects director candidate

In accordance with Section 3, Article III, of the Bylaws of this Association, we the undersigned Nominating Committee, in a meeting held on January 25, 2022, have selected the following nominees for directorship of said Association to be on the ballot for the 2022 board elections: District    Candidate 1                   David Jones (incumbent) 1                   Jeff Nelson 1                 [...]

2022-01-25T23:51:18-06:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Angel Foundation wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

MSS and BrainPower in a BackPack are named runners up Dakota Electric Association named Angel Foundation, Mendota Heights, as the local 2021 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Midwest Special Services (MSS), Apple Valley, and BrainPower in a BackPack, Burnsville, were named runners-up, and each of the non-profits received a plaque and a check for $500. [...]

2022-01-25T08:25:23-06:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

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

Minnesota's Youth Tour students by the White House. Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school sophomores, 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 14-19, 2022. Each June, more than 1,500 students from across the country travel to [...]

2022-01-20T08:51:24-06:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric pays out an estimated $6.1 million to its members

Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors recently announced the 2021 capital credit payout to its members of a projected $6.1 million. Those who received power from Dakota Electric in 1995 through 1998 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 [...]

2021-12-09T14:55:00-06:00December 9th, 2021|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 for each district with two members and an alternate selected to serve for [...]

2021-11-10T10:26:40-06:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates to local school projects

District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger and district staff with Dakota Electric directors Stacy Miller (3rd from left) and David Jones (R). District 197 Superintendent Peter Olson-Skog (C) with Dakota Electric directors David Jones and Stacy Miller. Inver Hills Community College President Michael Berndt and Kim Schaff with the foundation (center) pose [...]

2021-11-01T09:21:27-06:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Stommes of Lakeville Fire Department named Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner

Greg Stommes from the Lakeville Fire Department, the 2021 Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner. Greg Stommes of the Lakeville Fire Department accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award Tuesday night at a ceremony at the fire station during the department’s Fire Prevention Week open house. Stommes is the winner of the 2021 Spirit [...]

2021-10-11T12:25:31-06:00October 11th, 2021|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 and community organizations 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 2021, Dakota [...]

2021-10-07T12:19:26-06:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Nearly all restored after storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2021) —Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. There are less than 500 out of power this evening and crews will continue to work into the night restoring power until everyone is back on. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a [...]

2021-09-17T18:08:07-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Crews make progress on storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11 a.m., Sept. 17, 2021) — Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a severe storm moved through Dakota County and the southern metro area of the Twin Cities. storm damage photo storm damage photo [...]

2021-09-17T10:19:08-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|