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Ryan Scott and other drivers wait to unload sugar beets at the Alvarado piling station of the American Crystal Sugar Co. Scott takes time off from his regular job each year to haul beets for family friends who are growers in the Crystal cooperative. (Forum News Service photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Workers moonlight, take vacation to drive beet trucks during frenetic harvest season

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By Stephen J. Lee

Forum News Service

OSLO — Every October, Ryan Scott moonlights from his day job in Grand Forks, N.D., to work an eight-hour night shift hauling sugar beets for friends from their farm to giant piling sites during the Red River Valley’s most unusual harvest.

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