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Dakota Electric members donate more than $26,000 to needy

Dakota Electric Association distributed $26,376 in 2012 through its Helping Neighbors® program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. In 2012, giving was down approximately $1,200 from the previous year. “This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota [...]

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric offers students free trip to Washington D.C.

Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 14-20.       Each June, more than 1,200 junior and senior students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for the [...]

January 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

ProAct wins Touchstone Energy Community Award

Angel Foundation, Farmington Boy Scouts & Hope For Tomorrow named runners-up Dakota Electric Association named ProAct, Eagan, as the local 2012 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Angel Foundation, Minneapolis, Farmington Boy Scouts, and Hope For Tomorrow, Lakeville, were named runners-up, and each of the four applicants received a plaque and a check for $500. “Dakota Electric [...]

December 21st, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Deadline for board candidates is December 19

Dakota Electric Association’s nominating committee is accepting applications for the board of directors until close of business on Dec. 19, 2012. The following incumbent board members indicated they intend to seek re-election for another term: Paul Trapp, District 4; Bill Holton, District 3; Jim Sheldon, District 2; and David Jones, District 1. There is also an [...]

December 1st, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric increases volunteer efforts in honor of 75th anniversary

Dakota Electric Association is known for its community volunteer efforts, but in honor of the cooperative's 75th anniversary in 2012, directors and employees increased their volunteer activities for the milestone year by discovering new opportunities with a variety of local organizations. “Since we are an electric cooperative, we take pride in our connection to the area [...]

November 20th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Otto wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Donna Otto, Hampton, the Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric Director Margaret Schreiner presented the award to Otto at a recent Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting. Otto has been the Hampton Township Supervisor since 2000. [...]

October 30th, 2012|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 2012, [...]

September 24th, 2012|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, provided 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 14th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Farmington teacher attends energy training

Local teacher, Pam Tycer of North Trail Elementary, Farmington, recently returned from a teacher training course that provided practical hands-on tools for furthering the energy education of her students. Tycer attended “Energy Education in the Classroom” sponsored by Great River Energy, Maple Grove, and its 28 member cooperatives. Dakota Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative and [...]

August 21st, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Nearly 9,000 attended Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event

A large crowd of 8,884 Dakota Electric Association members and their families attended the company’s 15th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 26 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 27th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|