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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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:16+00:00 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 [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 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 [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:16+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:16+00:00 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, [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 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 [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

GreenTouch Day volunteers help at Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Approximately 50 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on June 1 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan as part of the 14th annual, state-wide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch day. The volunteers did strenuous work and helped get the park ready for the summer season. One group removed a silt fence; another group dismantled an old [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 June 7th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Twins Youth Clinics coming to local communities

Dakota Electric Association and it’s wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, are helping to present Twins Youth Clinics this summer in local communities.   The free Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are designed to teach basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing, while also providing participants with positive messages about staying in school and away from [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:16+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Peak Load Management Alliance recognizes Dakota Electric for “outstanding” participation

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) recently awarded Dakota Electric Association the Outstanding Program Participation Award. According to PLMA, this award recognizes Dakota Electric’s “success and ability to achieve a significant amount of customer participation and load reduction.” Dakota Electric has achieved a very high involvement rate in the voluntary load management programs (also called off-peak) [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:17+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Press Release|