Press Release

Dakota Electric Association® Awards Scholarships to Local Students

FARMINGTON, Minn. (July 1, 2023) — Dakota Electric recently awarded scholarships to 102 talented high school students in the local area, empowering them to pursue their post-secondary education. Additionally, students enrolled at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College will be granted scholarships this fall, with a total of $160,000 allocated from the cooperative’s [...]

2023-08-28T14:14:38-05:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Association and Great River Energy Support Local Twins Youth Clinic in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Minn. (June 13, 2023) — On June 10, Dakota Electric and its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, joined forces to co-present the Twins Youth Clinic at Dodge Middle School Fields in Farmington. The event attracted approximately 150 enthusiastic kids between the ages of 6 and 12, who eagerly participated in various activities to develop [...]

2023-06-14T17:16:07-05:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington D.C. in June

FARMINGTON, Minn. (April 18, 2023) — Five local high school students were recently selected to receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Brooke Ayano, Rosemount High School; Morgan Becker, Eagan High School; Sahasra Molleti, Eastview High School; Sneha Narra, Eastview High School, Theo Pollock, Apple Valley High [...]

2023-05-12T09:15:20-05:00April 18th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Annual Meeting Official Notice

Annual Meeting held on April 27 FARMINGTON, Minn. (Apr. 10, 2023) — Dakota Electric Association will hold its annual meeting on April 27 at the Rosemount Community Center at 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served before the meeting. Dakota Electric members [...]

2023-04-10T10:05:28-05:00April 10th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

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|