Dakota Energy members calling for special meeting over lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - On Wednesday, members of Huron-based Dakota Energy dropped off a set of signed petitions calling for the cooperative to hold a special meeting with its members.
As we first told you in November, Dakota Energy filed a lawsuit in an attempt to leave Madison-based East River Electric. Hundreds of member-owners are hoping to use the meeting to stop the lawsuit and vote on the future of their power supply.
Dakota Energy will need to validate 10% of the petition signatures. The cooperative then has 30 days to schedule a special meeting and 14 days to notify members.
Dakota Energy serves customers primarily in Beadle, Hand, and Hyde Counties.
In a statement to Dakota News Now, Dakota Energy Cooperative CEO Chad Felderman said:
“The member-elected Dakota Energy Board is committed to doing what’s best for our member-owners and the more people have a chance to understand the truth, the more support we receive.”
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