The Lignite Energy Council is holding its annual Teachers’ Seminar at Bismarck State College.
It’s been holding this summer event for the past 32 years.
"The idea is, people who are teaching will include information about the lignite industry when they're teaching about math. science, the history of North Dakota," said the Council's Steve Van Dyke. "The lignite industry is the 5th largest industry in the state, and it plays a votal role."
Van Dyke was the first speaker at the seminar. He totled his talk, "Lignite -- North Dakota's Best kept Secret."