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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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

All power has been restored

(9:10 p.m., May 2, 2013) — Dakota Electric Association has restored all power outages as of 8:30 p.m. Approximately 1,000 were out of power this morning due to the wet heavy snowstorm that moved through late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The scattered nature of the outages made repairs slow, but crews were called in early [...]

May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Outage update for Dakota Electric

(1:45 p.m., May 2, 2013) — Dakota Electric Association crews have been working hard today restoring outages that have occurred due to the wet heavy snowstorm that moved through the area late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Approximately 1,000 were out of power early this morning, but crews have been able to get that number down [...]

May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Snow storm causes outages for Dakota Electric

(10:45 a.m., May 2, 2013) — Dakota Electric Association has experienced outages due to the wet heavy snowstorm that moved through late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The outages are mainly located in the eastern and southeastern part of the cooperative’s service territory. Locations affected are the areas near Hastings, Miesville, Red Wing, Welch, Castle Rock [...]

May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric holds annual meeting

Dakota Electric Association’s member-owners attended the cooperative’s annual meeting, held in St. Michael’s social hall in Farmington on April 4. Four incumbent directors and one new director were elected and bylaw amendments passed. David Jones, district 1, Jim Sheldon, district 2, Bill Holton, district 3, and Paul Trapp, district 4, were all re-elected to three-year terms. [...]

April 9th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington D.C. this 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 Zachary Eichten, Rosemount High School, Brett Johnson, Farmington High School; Cory Kroonblawd, Concordia Academy; Anna Larson, Christian Life School; and Miranda Lawell, Apple Valley High School. The students will participate in the National [...]

April 5th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

United Way honors Dakota Electric’s volunteer efforts

The Greater Twin Cities United Way recently presented Dakota Electric Association with its Best Caring Connection Involvement award in front of more than 800 United Way volunteers, donors and agency partners at the Campaign Victory Celebration and 2012 Best Of Awards at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The award recognized Dakota Electric’s community involvement and volunteer efforts [...]

March 14th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric annual meeting held Thursday, April 4

Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 4, 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 [...]

March 11th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|