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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 and CoBank’s Cliff Bolstad, and Rachel Hanson, presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities, and [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Electric rate increases: Effective with consumption on and after Nov. 12, 2015

On July 2, 2014, Dakota Electric Association filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for an electric rate increase of about $4.2 million or 2.1 percent annually. The MPUC approved a total rate increase of approximately $4 million, or 2 percent. This is approximately 0.5 percentage points more than interim rates that have [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:14+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $40,000 to local school districts

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded $10,000 from unclaimed capital credits to go toward specific needs within four different school districts. Superintendents and representatives from Cannon Falls, Northfield, Randolph and Red Wing attended a recent Dakota Electric board meeting to receive the donations. Cannon Falls will use the money to purchase equipment to enhance its STEAM program [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Elvestad wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Jamie Elvestad, Farmington, the Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric Director Jerry Pittman attended a recent Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting to present the award to Elvestad. Elvestad has been an Empire Township Supervisor since [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 November 1st, 2015|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 2015, [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric Association nominated for national Cooperative Purpose Award

Dakota Electric Association was recently nominated for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Cooperative Purpose Award. The award, new in 2015, recognizes cooperatives for their efforts at improving the quality of life for their members and communities.  “The award will go to a co-op for working with its membership to make outstanding contributions that result [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:15+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

More than 7,000 attended Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event

Dakota Electric Association had a total of 7,081 people attend the company’s 18th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 30. 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 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric crews work on power restoration after storms

UDPATE: Call in if still out of power FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., July 18, 2015) — Dakota Electric Association crews continue to work on the remaining outages after last night’s storm. Less than 30 are still out of power and everyone should be on tonight.  Member who are currently still out of power are urged to [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:15+00:00 July 18th, 2015|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 1,600 students from across the nation (41 from Minnesota) for the 51st annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 13-18. Dakota Electric Association awarded the students the [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric finishes busy spring of environmental activity

Dakota Electric Association donated more than 5,100 tree seedlings this spring, as it wraps up a full schedule of assisting with community plantings and environmental events throughout its service territory. Each year, Dakota Electric participates in a variety of Arbor Day and environmental events by donating seedlings and providing educational information and assistance. This year, Dakota [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:08+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Press Release|