Union officials for 1,300 locked-out Crystal Sugar workers in Minnesota and neighboring states have mailed letters to individual farmers that own the company. Spokesman Mark Froemke tells the Grand Forks Herald that it's time to "get back to work" as the harvest begins. Crystal Sugar officials say they don't like the move, equating it to the company negotiating directly with workers -- instead of union bosses.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Union workers picket on 1-year anniversary of Crystal Sugar lock out
A few locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar were back on the picket line Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the union lockout by company. More than 1,300 workers from plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa have been affected by the lockout.
American Crystal Sugar workers reject contract offer for third time
Locked-out union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. Saturday said no for the third time in nearly a year to their company's contract offer. The union says 63 percent of the union's 1,300 worker membership voted against the offer. The workers have been locked out of plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa since last August.
Crystal Sugar workers kick off national boycott
American Crystal Sugar Co.’s locked-out workers will hold rallies in front of grocery stores in Fargo and in Grand Forks on Monday as they launch a national consumer boycott of the company’s products, the Fargo Forum reports. It's the latest development in the long-running labor dispute that dates to August 2011, when about 1,300 union workers at the company’s plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa were locked out by management.
Crystal Sugar workers pressure board members
Union members are demonstrating at the homes of American Crystal Sugar's directors as the labor dispute drags on. An AFL-CIO spokesman tells the Fargo Forum the demonstrations will continue indefinitely. Roughly 1,300 workers have been locked out from plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa for more than a year.
Franken, Klobuchar urge American Crystal Sugar to get deal done
Congressional leaders are calling on American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with union workers. 90 percent of the company's 1,300 locked out workers voted against the latest offer Monday.
Sugar workers will bring new proposal to June talks with American Crystal
A union official says there won't be mass concessions but there will be new proposals when locked out workers site down for mediated talks with American Crystal Sugar on June eighth. The two sides have not spoken since February. The lockout of 1,300 workers began last August.
Sugar workers overwhelmingly reject American Crystal offer
Union leaders say 90 percent of members who cast ballots voted against the company's latest offer. The rejection means 1,300 workers are heading into the fourth month of their lockout.
Crystal Sugar CEO will not attend union meeting
American Crystal Sugar Co. officials say the company's chief executive officer will not be attending a proposed meeting with locked-out union workers, the Associated Press reports. The union has invited Crystal Sugar CEO Dave Berg to an Aug. 16 gathering that union negotiator Steven Bertelli described as an "informative, constructive discussion that could contribute to productive negotiations."
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