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The state/industry partnership includes the Industrial Commission of North Dakota, and the Lignite Energy Council which have entered into a partnership to administer the program. Following is a quick explanation of how the program works:

  • The North Dakota Legislature enacts legislation and appropriates funding for the program.

  • The Lignite Research Council recommends policies and funding for projects to the Industrial Commission.

  • The Industrial Commission -- consisting of Governor John Hoeven, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture  Commissioner Roger Johnson -- approves policies and funding for projects which are recommended by the Lignite Research Council.

  • Industrial Commission of North Dakota and the Lignite Energy Council administer the program and all Lignite Research, Development & Marketing Program projects.

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