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Published June 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

Teachers to tour ND coal country

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Teachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Teachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country.

The Lignite Energy Council says more than 130 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar this week on how the coal known as lignite is mined and used to produce energy in the four-state region.

The seminar includes a tour of a mine, power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah.

The Lignite Energy Council says it has been offering the seminar since 1986. Teachers can get graduate credits.

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