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Dakota Electric and lender donate to 360 Communities

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric's $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company's "Sharing Success" grant program for 2013. Dakota Electric's Board of Directors presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities and Laurie Rieb, development director, during [...]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Why do I have a late fee or balance due this month?

Some members who mailed in their payments last month may have experienced a late fee or a past due balance. Our billing vendor printed the incorrect barcode on the payment envelope, sending the payments to the wrong post office, which delayed the processing of payments. All late fees affected by the processing error have been removed [...]

October 4th, 2013|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, community organizations and businesses 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 2013, [...]

September 17th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides McGruff safety kits for children

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

September 10th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

College representatives thank Dakota Electric

Representatives from both Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and Inver Hills Community College (IHCC) visited Dakota Electric Association’s board room recently to thank the board of directors for Dakota Electric’s support of education.  Bob Erickson, DCTC Foundation chair and Lakeville school board member; Tharan Leopold, DCTC Foundation executive director; Gail Morrison, IHCC Foundation executive director and [...]

August 16th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

More than 9,000 attended Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event

A record-setting crowd of 9,161 Dakota Electric Association members and their families attended the company’s 16th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. During the event, zoo admission was free to all who purchase electricity from Dakota Electric, a member-owned cooperative. As part of the event, Dakota [...]

July 26th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Local teachers attend Rachel’s Challenge Summit

Two teachers from the local area attended the Rachel’s Challenge Educational Summit in Plano, Texas, June 27-29, through a sponsorship provided by Dakota Electric Association. Jennifer Bordonaro, Burnsville, Eagan, Savage School District 191, and Jessica Hallin, Inver Grove Heights District 199, learned strategies to replace bullying and violent behavior with kindness and respect. Rachel’s Challenge, a [...]

July 16th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Five area high school students, sponsored by Dakota Electric Association, recently returned from a Washington D.C. trip-of-a-lifetime. Dakota Electric’s students joined more than 1,600 students from across the nation (37 total from Minnesota) for the 49th annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 14-20. Dakota Electric Association awarded the students [...]

July 11th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides free night at MN Zoo

Dakota Electric Association members and their families should mark the date for the sixteenth-annual Member Appreciation Event on July 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the event, Dakota Electric provides complimentary admission to the Minnesota Zoo for those who purchase electricity from the cooperative. Tickets to the event were included in recent electric bills, [...]

July 10th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $136,000 in scholarships

Eighty-two area high school students received scholarships this spring for their continuing education from Dakota Electric Association. Students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College also received scholarship money. The donation to local students totaled $136,000 and comes from Dakota Electric’s unclaimed capital credit fund. Dakota Electric has donated more than $700,000 since [...]

June 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|