I'm reading the financial statement filed by Northern Beef Packers president David Palmer in bankruptcy court on August 2. (Case 13-10118, Document 105).
On July 12, Northern Beef Packers issued 226 hourly payroll checks totaling $72,014.70.
On July 17, Northern Beef Packers informed its workers they would not receive their July 19 paychecks.
On July 19, Northern Beef Packers issued two checks for $75,000 to the Minneapolis office of law firm Cozen O'Connor for consultation on debt consolidation or (more likely) their impending bankruptcy.
The workers adding value on the slaughterhouse floor get no checks. The lawyers getting NBP out of paying their workers get checks.
NBP workers, ask Governor Daugaard next Friday why that's fair.