Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are busy harvesting a bumper crop this fall, the second harvest since American Crystal Sugar locked 1,300 union workers out of its five factories in a labor dispute. Unions hope a national consumer boycott against Crystal Sugar will pressure the company to settle, but the beet farmers who own the American Crystal Sugar cooperative are not feeling that pressure.
Annise Montplaisir, of Moorhead, coaches middle school students on a Horse Knowledge Bowl team, leading them to state their first year. She also spearheaded a literacy program to help grade school children improve their reading skills.
Police said a woman who reportedly kicked out a window in Fargo early Friday ended up fleeing into Moorhead and leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Clay County that reached speeds of up to 90 mph.
Approximately six Whitetail deer reportedly ran into windows at Scheel’s and several windows and doorways at the Moorhead Center Mall early Saturday afternoon, according to a release from the Moorhead police department.
Sugar beet processing season is coming to a close in the Red River Valley, even as the planting season is revving up. Jeff Schweitzer, spokesman for American Crystal Sugar Co. in Moorhead, Minn., said most of the factories are down to processing beets in cold storage sheds. In some cases, the remaining beet storages are equipped with chilling mat covers, with large refrigeration units that can be employed if necessary.
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