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Brenna Ahlquist, from left, Brianna Hoover, Val Brown and Preston Asche pose for photos Monday -- in front of the presidential turkeys they have helped raise -- during a send-off ceremony at Willmar Senior High School. (Tribune photos by Gary Miller)

Warm farewell for Willmar, Minn., students, turkeys headed for White House

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WILLMAR -- Ted and Ray behaved admirably Monday morning, for a couple of turkeys.

It was clear that the hard work of four Willmar High School FFA members had paid off.


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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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