‘Legacy’ pillars above the prairie in Center

‘Legacy’ pillars above the prairie in Center Main Photo

8 Aug 2022

CENTER, N.D. (KFYR) - BNI Coal commissioned a new dragline for its Center mine Monday. The process of reassembling the machine started in the fall of 2021.

“Pillars of the prairie” and “a big deal” were names used to describe the gigantic dragline excavator on Monday. But the one name that will stick is “Legacy.”

”The only purpose for a dragline is to remove the overburden, which is essentially clays, sands, and rocks over top of the coal, so you can mine the coal with other equipment,” BNI General Manager Mike Heger said.

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