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Below is a list of prearranged training classes. If you would like to request additional training for your organization, please email [email protected].

FREE Training for Emergency Officials, Emergency Responders, and Public Officials

Local, state or regional officials, agencies, and organizations with emergency response and/or public safety jurisdiction and city, county, state, or federal public officials having land-use or road jurisdiction in MDU’s operational areas are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable, free training. You all play a critical role in ensuring communities are prepared to take action consistent with the pipeline operator’s and other emergency responder’s programs. The following trainings help prepare Emergency officials/responders and public officials to take action in the rare event that a pipeline emergency does occur.

Additional damage prevention online training and resources for Emergency Responders can be found at the following links:
For Public Officials:

FREE Training for Excavators and Contractors

We have training geared specifically for excavation and contractor companies who are involved with excavation activities around underground facilities. Excavation damage caused by excavation/contractor companies is the number one risk to underground facilities. Knowledge and understanding of your state’s Dig Laws and excavation best practices can help keep you, your employees, and your communities safe from incidents. The following trainings will help prepare those engaging in excavation safely dig around underground facilities, as well as detect and safely respond in the case that a damage or leak does occur.

Meeting DateTopicFacilityFacility CityRegistration Link
03/02/2020VC Excavator BanquetJamestown Knights of ColumbusJamestown, NDClick here to register.
03/03/2020Excavator BanquetCity Brew HallWahpeton, NDClick here to register.
03/04/2020Damage Prevention BreakfastAvalon EventsFargo, NDClick here to register.
03/04/2020Excavator BanquetRamada InnGrand Forks, NDClick here to register.
03/09/2020Excavator BanquetGrand HotelMinot, NDClick here to register.
03/10/2020Excavator BanquetGrand Williston HotelWilliston, NDClick here to register.
03/18/2020Excavator BanquetBowman County FairgroundsBowman, NDClick here to register.
04/02/2020Damage Prevention BreakfastHigh Plains Cultural CenterKilldeer, NDClick here to register.
04/02/2020Excavator BanquetBeulah Civic CenterMercer, NDClick here to register.
04/08/2020Excavator BanquetKC HallDevils Lake, NDClick here to register.
04/14/2020Excavator BanquetDickinson Eagles ClubDickinson, NDClick here to register.
05/12/2020Excavator BanquetMDU Service CenterBismarck, NDClick here to register.

No training dates at this time.

Meeting DateMeeting TimeTopicFacilityFacility AddressFacility CityRegistration Link
02/05/20207:30 a.m.Underground Facilities Damage PreventionHoliday Inn1809 Sugarland DriveSheridan, WYClick here to register.
03/03/20207:30 a.m.Underground Facilities Damage PreventionLovell Community Center1925 Hwy 310Lovell, WYClick here to register.


1 – Miles City – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Town & Country Club
2 – Baker – Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Thee Garage
3 – Sidney – Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Sidney Country Club
4 – Glendive – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Moose Lodge
5 – Billings 1 – Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 6:00 PM – Billings Hotel and Convention Center
6 – Lewistown – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Yogo Inn
7 – Wolf Point – Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 6:00 PM – Sherman Inn
8 – Glasgow – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 6:00 PM – Cottonwood Inn
9 – Malta – Thursday, February 27, 2020 – 6:00 PM – Great Northern Hotel
10 – Billings 2 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Billings Hotel and Convention Center

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Additional damage prevention online training and resources for excavators can be found at the following links: