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FNS Photo by Mikkel Pates Sidney Sugars Inc. of Sidney, Mont., shown here on July 1. has had somewhat spotty rail service this winter, but not as bad as the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota, home to its American Crystal Sugar Co. parent company.

Up against oil: Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken Oil Patch

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SIDNEY, Mont. — Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., said he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.


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