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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 [...]

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and lender donate to 360 Communities

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 for 2014. Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities and Laurie Bolin, development director, during [...]

September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Nearly 9,000 attended Dakota Electric’s Member Appreciation Event

Nearly 9,000, Dakota Electric Association members and their families attended the company’s 17th annual Member Appreciation Event at the Minnesota Zoo on July 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. During the event, zoo admission was free to all who purchase electricity from Dakota Electric, a member-owned cooperative. As part of the event, Dakota Electric asked attendees [...]

August 6th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy install local solar project

Dakota Electric, along with its wholesale power supplier Great River Energy, is in the process of installing a 20-kW solar array in Farmington. Construction on the project, located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Denmark Avenue, is scheduled to be completed this month. “We are happy to have this solar project installed in our [...]

August 1st, 2014|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 (38 total from Minnesota) for the 50th annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 13-19. Dakota Electric Association awarded the students [...]

July 16th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric helps bring data center to Dakota County

DataBank, from Dallas, Texas, has decided to locate a new data center facility in the former Taystee Bakery distribution center in Eagan. The 88,000-square-foot data center will be what is known as a “colocation facility” and multi-tenant “Carrier Hotel.” It will provide an entry-point for multiple telecommunications providers and carriers to connect from other cities, while [...]

June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

One-hundred and four 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 $859,495 since [...]

June 16th, 2014|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 [...]

June 6th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric CEO Miller meets with EPA Administrator

Dakota Electric Association’s President and CEO Greg Miller met Wednesday morning with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy made a stop at the City of Burnsville, Minnesota, as she has been visiting city and business leaders in preparation for the EPA’s roll out of new rules regarding carbon emissions. Miller spoke with Administrator McCarthy about the proactive [...]

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

GreenTouch Day volunteers help at Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Approximately 100 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 3 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan as part of the 15th annual, state-wide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch day. The volunteers did strenuous work and helped get the park ready for the summer season. A large group covered the play area with fresh wood chips, [...]

May 15th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|