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Dakota Electric celebrates 75 years with volunteering

In honor of Dakota Electric Association’s 75th anniversary, employees have decided to step up their volunteer efforts. Volunteering and community involvement are not new to Dakota Electric as demonstrated by the company being named the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for 2011 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. However, employees have decided to increase volunteer efforts for 2012 [...]

May 8th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric celebrates 75 years of serving its members at 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 12. Four incumbent directors and one new director were elected and both bylaw amendments passed. Jerry Pittman, district 1, Clay Van De Bogart, district 2, Ken Danner, district 3, and Judy Kimmes, district 4, were all re-elected [...]

April 12th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Energy training provided for local teachers

Dakota Electric Association and its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, are seeking teachers interested in receiving tools to make energy education part of their curriculum. Through hands-on activities and class discussions, K-12 teachers will learn how to enhance students' understanding of what energy is, where it comes from, and how it affects their lives when [...]

April 11th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traving to Washington D.C. in June

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Luke Birtzer, taking PSEO classes at Inver Hills Community College, Daniel Dawson and Whitney Johnson, both of Hastings High School; Nicholas Misukanis, St. Thomas Academy; and Christopher Runck, Apple Valley High School. [...]

March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric customers donate more than $27,000 to needy

Dakota Electric Association distributed $27,555 in 2011 through its Helping Neighbors® program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. In 2011, giving was down approximately $2,700 from the previous year. “This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota [...]

March 9th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Beware of salespeople pitching energy savings from radiant barriers

The Minnesota Department of Commerce issued a consumer alert recently, encouraging Minnesota homeowners to think twice before installing radiant barriers in their attics. The Department's Division of Energy Resources (DER) has received reports of salespeople pitching radiant barrier products in flyers and at free dinners throughout Minnesota. The Commerce Department wants all local consumers to know [...]

March 5th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric celebrates 75 years at this year’s annual meeting

Dakota Electric Association will celebrate 75 years of service to its members at its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 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. [...]

March 2nd, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

All power is restored

FARMINGTON, Minn. (2:15 p.m., Feb. 29, 2012) — UPDATE: All power has been restored on our system. Thank you to everyone for their patience.   Previous release: Outages reduced to approximately 200 FARMINGTON, Minn. (12 p.m., Feb. 29, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association crews have been working to restore power since the overnight storm consisting of [...]

February 29th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric crews working to restore scattered outages

FARMINGTON, Minn. (8:30 a.m., Feb. 29, 2012) —  As of 8:30 a.m., Dakota Electric Association had less than 2,000 scattered outages as a result of the rain and ice storm that traveled through Dakota County yesterday.   Most of the outages are in the western Lakeville, Burnsville and Apple Valley areas, generally along the I-35 corridor. [...]

February 29th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

McCormick receives Youth Employment Award

Dakota Electric sponsors this award: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Jacobs, Dakota Scott Workforce Investment Board Director, 651-554-5622 Jeff McCormick, McCormick Computer Resale, Inc., Apple Valley received an Excellence in Youth Employment Services Award at the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board’s (WIB) annual legislative and awards event held Dec. 16 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The [...]

January 4th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|