Columbian group set to visit Minot

A group of international visitors from Colombia are visiting western North Dakota this week as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program.

Members of the group include Wilington Angarita Angarita, technical administrator, corposantander, Regional Environmental Agency-Santander Region; Jose Alain Hoyos Hernandez, deputy director, environmental regulation at Cormagdalena, Regional Environmental Agency-High Magdalena Region; Juliana Hoyos Moncayo, coordinator, designing and implementing product marketing strategies, national parks; and Juan Carlos Sanchez Medina, environmental and sanitary engineer, Cormacarena, Regional Environmental Agency-Meta Department.

During their visit, the group will tour the Falkirk Mine in Underwood, and Coal Creek Station, Great River Energy, and Custer Mine. They will also visit the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and meet with tribal officials on oil and gas development regulation and visit the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

They will visit through Saturday.

The International Visitor Leadership Program is funded through the U.S. State Department and is intended to bring promising young leaders from other countries to the United States to learn about the U.S.