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Conzemius wins cooperative scholarship

Jenna Conzemius, Cannon Falls, recently won the Jay York Scholarship for $300 awarded by Nobles Cooperative Electric, Worthington. Conzemius was one of five students Dakota Electric Association sponsored to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. this summer, and she was one of three selected from Minnesota for the York [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 September 19th, 2016|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, provides 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

African fruit bats to wolverines, Dakota Electric members enjoy a variety of animals at the MN Zoo

Dakota Electric Association had a total of 6,511 people attend the company’s 19th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 28. During the event, zoo admission was free to all Dakota Electric members and their families As part of the event, Dakota Electric, a member-owned cooperative, asked attendees to bring food donations for [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric’s $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company’s “Sharing Success” grant program. Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors presented the check to Sal Mondelli, retiring CEO of 360 Communities, Jeff Mortensen, President & COO, and Laurie Bolin, development [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Local teachers attend Rachel's Challenge thanks to Dakota Electric

Two teachers from the local area attended the Rachel’s Challenge Educational Summit in Dallas, Texas, June 23-25, through a sponsorship provided by Dakota Electric Association. Jennifer Chappuis, Cannon Falls, District 252, and Lisa Sammlar,  North Trail Elementary, District 192, learned strategies to replace bullying and violent behavior with kindness and respect. Rachel’s Challenge, a non-profit organization [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

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 1,700 students from across the nation (40 from Minnesota) for the 52nd annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 11-16. Dakota Electric Association awarded the students the [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric welcomes members to the Member Appreciation Event at the MN Zoo

Dakota Electric Association members and their families should mark the date for the nineteenth-annual Member Appreciation Event on July 28 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, [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:14+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:06+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|