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Published November 09, 2011, 12:00 AM

More than 100 people rally in the North Dakota Capitol's Memorial Hall in Bismarck


More than 100 people rally in the North Dakota Capitol's Memorial Hall in Bismarck, N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, to support American Crystal Sugar Co. workers, who have been locked out of the company's sugar beet processing plants since Aug. 1. The crowd was supporting legislation that would allow the locked-out workers to receive unemployment benefits. The bill's sponsor, state Sen. Philip Murphy, D-Portland, is speaking to the crowd. On Monday, a Senate committee declined to allow introduction of Murphy's bill, which 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)
Read the article: Locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers press for jobless benefits at N.D. Capitol