STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Breckenridge woman wins Drayton catfish tourney
Jessica Andel of Breckenridge, Minn., landed a 20.7-pound catfish to capture first place and the top prize of $1,600 Saturday at the Rod & Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament on the Red River in Dray... Posted on 8/26/13 at 3:08 PM
With 82 percent of Bakery Workers union members voting, 63 percent voted against the contract. The labor dispute has been ongoing since July 31 when members first voted on the contract. Since then, about 1,300 workers have been locked out and management has hired temporary replacement workers.
“We hope there will be negotiations; the last few times we met, they just listened,” said John Riskey, president of Local 167G, which represents locked-out workers at Crystal plants in East Grand Forks, Drayton, N.D., and Moorhead.
Management says still hope to bring back union workers
For now, it's looking to hire more replacements, but hope to save on more from not having to pay room-and-board for out-of-town workers. One executive said American Crystal now recognizes that lock-out of union workers will last much longer than anticipated.
Two new public construction projects will slow some traffic but likely spur economic activity here this summer.
Construction crews already have been working since last February on a $27 million project to replace the Drayton Bridge, along N.D. Highway 66, over the Red River.
River appears to crest at Drayton through little sense of urgency Except for the 3-foot-high clay dike running down the east side of Main Street, a visitor to this Pembina County community on the Red River might not know this is flood season.
Temporary levees were being built in Grafton, N.D., on Wednesday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was working on the 4th Street and 5th Street entrances to Leistikow Park, as well as along the bank of the Park River west of town.
With her mother driving and her husband by her side as she lay in the back of the family van, Annie Henry realized not far out of Greenbush, Minn., that she wasn’t going to make it to Fargo to deliver her second child.
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