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Jeffrey Allbee named Dakota Spirit of Excellence award winner

Farmington Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Allbee accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award recently at a ceremony at the fire station with family and friends in attendance. Allbee is the winner of this inaugural award developed by Dakota Electric Association to recognize first responders and the brave work they do. The award highlights a first responder [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $40,000 to local schools

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded unclaimed capital credits money to fund specific needs at three different school districts. Districts 191, 196 and 197 were recipients of the donations, and representatives attended a recent Dakota Electric board meeting to receive the donations. (L-R): Judy Kimmes, Dakota Electric director; Jerry Pittman, Dakota Electric director; Kathy Funston, District [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

360 Communities receives $10,000 from Dakota Electric and CoBank

Dakota Electric Association and CoBank presented Jeff Mortensen (3rd from right) and Laurie Bolin (3rd from left) of 360 Communities with a $10,000 donation. CoBank’s Rachel Hanson (right) and representatives of Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors are pictured (L-R): Judy Kimmes, Ken Danner, Jerry Pittman and Clay Van De Bogart. Dakota Electric Association, along [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members to receive more renewable energy from solar facility

Dakota Electric Association members will soon receive electricity from a new 1-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s member-owners. Dakota Electric’s board of directors, along with Great River Energy and SoCore Energy personnel, held a dedication Thursday, Aug. 31, at the joint solar facility in Marshan Township. The board of directors cut the ribbon [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Kangaroos and wallabies added to the fun at the MN Zoo during Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event

The Rosemount High School Marching Band performed at the Member Appreciation Event. Dakota Electric Association had a total of 6,756  people attend the company’s 20th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 27. During the event, zoo admission was free to all Dakota Electric members and their families. The bird [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides members free night at zoo

Dakota Electric Association members and their families should mark the date for the twentieth-annual Member Appreciation Event on July 27 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, [...]

2017-07-26T10:47:28+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Dakota Electric’s Youth Tour students pose for a picture while in Washington D.C. (L-R): William Barnes, Kelsey Shaw, Emma Anderson, Holly Anderson and Kyle Ringley. 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 1,800 students from across the nation [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:00+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Dakota County Commissioners visit Dakota Electric

Dakota Electric board members pose with Dakota County commissioners (L-R): Board Chair Jim Sheldon; Board Member Margaret Schreiner; Commissioner Joe Atkins; Board Vice Chair Jerry Pittman; Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord; Commissioner Mike Slavik (chair); Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg; Commissioner Liz Workman; Commissioner Chris Gerlach; and Commissioner Thomas Egan. Dakota Electric Association recently welcomed the Dakota [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:03+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

Dakota Electric celebrates Pollinator Week

Honey Bee collecting pollen on yellow rape flower. Less than one percent of Minnesota’s original prairie habitat exists today, and that is having an impact on bees and other pollinator populations. The decline of pollinators is not just a Minnesota problem but a national problem. National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, is a time to [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:03+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Scholarships donated to more than 100 students

One-hundred-and-two area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association. Others receiving part of the $160,000 unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College who will receive their scholarships in the fall. Dakota Electric has donated $1,339,495 since 1990 to [...]

2017-06-15T13:30:07+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|