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Outage update for Dakota Electric

FARMINGTON, Minn. (9:00 a.m., July 6, 2016) — Dakota Electric Association crews have been working hard all night restoring outages that have occurred after a severe storm moved through Minnesota. Dakota Electric experienced outages totaling more than 3,000 accounts scattered all across the service territory with the hardest hit area being the city of Burnsville. Crews [...]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

All power is restored

FARMINGTON, Minn. (12:00 p.m., July 6, 2016) — Dakota Electric Association crews finished up repairs before noon today, restoring the last of the more than 3,000 accounts that were out of power due to yesterday’s storm that moved through Minnesota. The outages were scattered throughout the service territory with the hardest hit area being the city [...]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric rallies park volunteers for the 15th year of helping in local parks

Approximately 85 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 7 at Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Empire Township as part of the annual, statewide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch day. The volunteers of all ages planted nearly 1,000 trees of multiple varieties in the 456-acre park, which opened September 2014. The young trees will eventually provide [...]

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy sponsor Twins 2016 Play Ball! Youth Clinic

Youth baseball players have an opportunity to learn baseball from staff at the Minnesota Twins organization during their visit to Farmington on May 14. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 13 can participate in the 2016 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. No registration is [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Outstanding reliability and service reported at Dakota Electric’s Annual Meeting

Providing quality service to the member-owners, outstanding electric reliability, lower energy sales and a new smartphone outage application were just a few of the topics discussed at Dakota Electric Association’s Annual Meeting, held in the social hall at St. Michael’s in Farmington on April 28. President and CEO Greg Miller discussed causes for lower energy sales [...]

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

2016 Election Results

Results from Dakota Elections recent election for directors are as follows: Read article about annual meeting.    District 1    David Jones*  6,791  District 2    Jim Sheldon*  6,781  District 3    Bill Holton*  4,518  Ray Yarwood  1,521  Douglas Bonar  1,129  District 4    Paul Trapp*  3,564  Greg Oxley  2,400  Jerry Brown  1,301     *incumbent

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric is hosting the Energy Trends Expo

Learn about solar and electric vehicles at local event Dakota Electric Association, along with Lakeville Friends of the Environment, invite the public to learn more about residential solar installations and electric vehicles at the Energy Trends Expo, May 3. This free informal vendor expo will feature local solar installers and electric vehicle experts who can provide [...]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington, D.C. in 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 Jenna Conzemius, Cretin-Derham Hall High School, Sarah Crippes, Apple Valley High School, Emily Haberlack, Burnsville High School; Liesl Larson, Christian Life Academy; and Erin Mayer, Eastview High School. The students will participate in [...]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric annual meeting is scheduled for April 28

Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 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 10th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Energy training for teachers offered through Dakota Electric

Dakota Electric Association is seeking educators who desire to learn about the energy industry from June 13-16. The Lignite Council is offering the seminar again in 2016 due to overwhelming positive feedback it has received from past participants. Teachers of all grade levels are accepted, and Great River Energy, Dakota Electric’s power supplier, will cover the [...]

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|