RURAL REFLECTIONS It just ain't October
There are certain traditions to which I adhere; colache at Christmas, opening the door for Lisa and a column about the sugar beet harvest each October. I mean, I wouldn't have a good reason to... Posted on 10/12/13 at 2:19 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER National AFL-CIO promises to pressure American Crystal Sugar
The 12 million member AFL-CIO labor federation is putting its muscle, and money, into the nearly year-long American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout.
We will escalate this campaign for fairness and justic... Posted on 7/25/12 at 6:20 PM
DRAGON NEWS A Sweet Boost for the Fourth
If you added up the crowds that have gathered for MSU Moorhead's Fourth of July fireworks show, you'd have a very big number. Over the course of almost four decades, hundreds of thousands have viewed ... Posted on 10/27/10 at 10:32 AM
Heavy rains in the northern Red River Valley will further slow sugar beet planting and could allow American Crystal Sugar Co. growers to plant only 430,000 to 440,000 of the 458,000 acres originally planned, officials of the Moorhead, Minn.-based farmer-owned cooperative said.
Minnesota senators removed extended unemployment benefits for workers locked out by employers in labor disputes during a Friday bill debate. The provision was a Democratic response to a 20-month lockout by American Crystal Sugar Co., as well as a pair of Twin Cities orchestra labor disputes.
A union leader representing locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers said 420 of them are eligible for unemployment benefits, made possible by a North Dakota Supreme Court decision Tuesday, and he is asking the state tell them soon when payments will come.
A handful of locked-out American Crystal employees addressed the issue with lawmakers during the first hearing of Senate Bill 2224, sponsored by Sen. Murphy, which would clarify current law and extend unemployment insurance benefits to an individual that has been locked out and prevented from working.
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