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Dakota Electric makes a donation

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 2012.

Dakota Electric's board of directors and CoBank vice president Cliff Bolstad presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities, during a recent board meeting.

Mondelli thanked Bolstad and Dakota Electric's board for the donation and Dakota Electric's support over the years. 360 Communities provides assistance to more than 13,000 individuals each year with a variety of programs throughout the area, including domestic violence shelters, resource centers, food shelves and more. Mondelli said he greatly appreciates the support of local businesses like Dakota Electric. Dakota Electric was excited to see the donation doubled through CoBank's grant.

"We couldn't pass up this opportunity to double our money and help a worthwhile community organization like 360 Communities," said Dakota Electric board chair Jim Sheldon.