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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 [...]

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

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

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 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, [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 July 27th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Five students from local high schools in and around Dakota Electric Association’s service territory recently returned from a trip-of-a-lifetime to Washington D.C. Dakota Electric’s students joined more than 1,500 students from across the nation (37 total from Minnesota) for the 48th annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 16-21. Dakota [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides members free zoo event

Dakota Electric Association members and their families should mark the date for the fifteenth-annual Member Appreciation Event on July 26 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 electric bills, or [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 July 5th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $50,000 in scholarships

Thirty-four area high school students and six Inver Hills Community College students received scholarships this spring for their continuing education from Dakota Electric Association. The donation to local students totaled $50,000. Seven Inver Hills students and 16 Dakota County Technical College students received scholarships last fall. Dakota Electric has donated $563,495 since 1990 to help students [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|