Press Release

Special Notice to Members

Dakota Electric Board of Directors held a special meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, where a motion was made and carried to reopen the application period for the 2024 Annual Election specific to District 3, Seat 2. At the end of 2022, District 3 Seat 2 became vacant due to the passing of director William [...]

2024-02-12T07:47:46-06:00February 10th, 2024|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Association Offers Students a Chance to Win All-Expense Paid Trip to Washington, D.C.

Dakota Electric Association is excited to announce an incredible opportunity for area students to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 18 – 23, 2024. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour, and Dakota Electric is calling on all eligible students to apply. Students who are [...]

2024-01-03T17:14:01-06:00January 2nd, 2024|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Launches Member Satisfaction Survey

Dakota Electric is excited to announce the launch of its annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey. The survey aims to gather valuable feedback from customers to further enhance the quality of service provided. As a member-owned electric cooperative, Dakota Electric is committed to delivering exceptional service and meeting the evolving needs of its members. [...]

2023-12-29T18:14:47-06:00January 1st, 2024|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Announces Retirement of $2.6 Million in Capital Credits

Dakota Electric is pleased to announce the retirement of $2.6 million in capital credits. This year, the board of directors approved the return of the remaining 2002, 2003, and 2004 allocations, as well as 60% of the 2005 allocation, to its members. Capital credits, which represent members' ownership in the cooperative, are derived from [...]

2023-12-27T10:38:35-06:00December 27th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

2024 Annual Election Information

Interested Director Candidates In adherence with Dakota Electric bylaws and policies, an annual election is held each year for those seats up for election. There are twelve three-year term director seats on the Dakota Electric Board. Each year one seat in each of the four districts is up for election. Any eligible member may [...]

2023-12-13T13:50:29-06:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: 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|