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Kim Gorans is pictured amid a sea of turkeys Tuesday at one of his company's barns in Blomkest. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

High feed, fuel prices have made it a grind this year for the nation's top turkey producing state

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A swarm of fully grown tom turkeys crowded around Kim Gorans' feet Tuesday morning for their final Thanksgiving dance. The 42-pounders were scheduled to be shipped out this week for processing.


Every year Gorans Brothers Inc., located in the Svea-Blomkest area, produces 44 million pounds of turkeys that is processed at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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