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Published November 10, 2011, 12:00 AM

Capitol rally


Barb Willison, left, Marvin Sondrol, center, and his daughter, Emma Sondrol, right, hold signs to support American Crystal Sugar Co. workers, who have been locked out of the company's sugar beet processing plants since Aug. 1, during a rally in the North Dakota Capitol's Memorial Hall in Bismarck, N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, to support legislation that would allow the locked-out workers to receive unemployment benefits. Willison works at American Crystal's Hillsboro, N.D., processing plant, and Marvin Sondrol said he retired from his job at the Hillsboro plant because of the lockout. On Monday, a Senate committee declined to allow introduction of a bill that would have allowed the workers to apply for benefits. About 400 North Dakota workers are affected by the lockout, which resulted when the Moorhead, Minn.,-based sugar company and about 1,300 employees could not reach a new labor agreement. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)
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