Center Mine is a surface coal mine near Center, North Dakota. The mine is owned and operated by BNI Coal Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE. The mine supplies lignite coal to fuel the nearby Milton R. Young Station, Units I and II. Each year BNI Coal mines about 4.5 million tons of lignite.
- MSHA ID: 3200218
- Owner: BNI Coal Ltd.
- Parent company: ALLETE
- Location: Center, North Dakota
- GPS coordinates: 47.083098,-101.294289
- Production: 4,500,000 tons
- Type of coal: Lignite
- Mine type: Surface
- Equipment: Draglines
- Number of employees: 140
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- "BNI: Our History", BNI Coal website, November 2009.