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Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

One-hundred area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association®. Others receiving part of the $160,000 unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College who will receive their scholarships in the fall. Dakota Electric has donated $1,659,495 since 1990 to [...]

2019-06-10T14:27:17-06:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric rallies park volunteers for the 17th year of helping in local parks

More than 100 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 4 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan as part of the annual, statewide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch Day. More than 100 volunteers participating in the Minnesota Touchstone Energy GreenTouch Day get their instructions for work at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Volunteers of [...]

2019-05-23T12:50:31-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy sponsor Twins 2019 Play Ball! Youth Clinic

Youth baseball players have an opportunity to learn baseball from staff at the Minnesota Twins organization during their visit to Farmington on May 18. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 13 can participate in the 2019 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. No registration is [...]

2019-05-21T14:48:41-06:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Members learn about reliability and new technology at Annual Meeting

President and CEO Greg Miller talked about implementing technology that will serve the members even better. Dakota Electric staff and board members provided the cooperative’s annual update on operations and finances at Dakota Electric Association’s Annual Meeting, held in the social hall at St. Michael’s in Farmington on April 25. President and CEO Greg [...]

2019-04-26T14:35:46-06:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

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|