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Is American Crystal still acting in the spirit of a co-op?

Published 01/16/2012, DL-Online

As the lockout of 1,300 union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. stretches into a sixth month, a question is getting asked: Is the cooperative formed by area farmers in 1973 more concerned with the financial bottom line than it is with the community-based ideals co-ops traditionally aspire to?

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