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Published December 02, 2011, 11:29 AM

Dayton to meet with American Crystal execs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Moorhead Saturday to meet with American Crystal Sugar Co. executives, and to attend a meeting organized by union workers who've been locked out of jobs there since Aug. 1 on a contract dispute.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Moorhead Saturday to meet with American Crystal Sugar Co. executives, and to attend a meeting organized by union workers who've been locked out of jobs there since Aug. 1 on a contract dispute.

Dayton's spokeswoman says Friday that the governor will meet with officials at company headquarters at their invitation. Spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci (tuh-NEW'-chee) says the Democratic governor will reiterate comments he made a week ago urging executives and locked-out factory workers to return to the bargaining table.

Dayton said the lockout has devastated families, communities and the Red River Valley economy.

On Saturday afternoon, Dayton is attending a public forum at Minnesota State University-Moorhead put on by locked-out workers. Tinucci says Dayton's main goal is to hear their concerns.

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