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Jennie-O Turkey Store
October 17, 2014
Dozens of Jennie-O workers sickened
WILLMAR — A number of Jennie-O Turkey Store employees in Willmar were hospitalized after a mass medical situation Friday evening. Willmar...
October 17, 2014 - 11:43pm
June 23, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Orbeck, Prentice accepts new position
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Berni Orbeck has been promoted to the position of production coordinator at the Melrose plant. Orbeck has been with Jennie-O Turkey Store since 2012. Before accepting this position, she was the company store and school outreach coordinator. Travis...
June 23, 2014 - 11:02pm
June 13, 2014
Letter: Mesmerized by big money
Recently Fred Cogelow referred to the “smell” of the Hormel deal, thereby reminding all of us of the horrible smell we endured for so long. With all the problems this company has caused why would anyone want to help Jennie-O expand? We have been told repeatedly that any town that...
June 13, 2014 - 2:00am
April 23, 2014
New Growmobile makes its debut
WILLMAR — United Way of West Central Minnesota unveiled its new Growmobile on Wednesday. The small school bus will be used to deliver pre-school...
April 23, 2014 - 11:23pm
April 11, 2014
Letter: Keeping Willmar competitive
I understand the arguments against the city of Willmar using tax increment financing to sell land in the industrial park for Jennie-O to expand their corporate headquarters in Willmar. A large corporation that is a subsidiary of an even larger corporation (Hormel) probably has plenty...
April 11, 2014 - 7:00am
April 10, 2014
Editorial: Willmar's plans are coming together, Kudos to City Council on Jennie-O land deal
The Willmar City Council on Monday unanimously approved the sale of 7.5 acres of land in the city’s industrial park to Jennie-O Turkey Store. Kudos to each of the council members who voted yes on this proposal. This is major step in moving Willmar forward in helping Jennie-O...
April 10, 2014 - 7:00am
April 4, 2014
Letter: Willmar is at a crossroads
A Jennie-O (Turkey Store)/Hormel expansion fueled by tax dollars should spark a healthy public discussion of Willmar’s future. Supporters urge that what’s good for Hormel is good for Willmar. Look at the history. Hormel Foods purchased Jennie-O for $85 million in 1986,...
April 4, 2014 - 12:15am
March 29, 2014
Commentary: The compelling reasons to support Jennie-O project
The Willmar Area Development Corporation primarily consists of business persons from Willmar and Kandiyohi County; our purpose is to support business activity in our area. In recent years we have actively supported Bushmills, the MinnWest Technology Campus, Buhler Manufacturing, the...
March 29, 2014 - 5:00am
February 28, 2014
Commentary: Let Willmar and county be the place for growth
The word “progress” signifies movement. To a city, a county and a region, the word progress often is thought of as forward movement but the motion may be backwards as well. Cities, an.d the extended community they comprise, are given an opportunity to, by their actions, make a...
February 28, 2014 - 6:30am
January 18, 2014
Editorial: Council should OK old Hwy 40 plan, which is a good step for Jennie-O Turkey Store projects
The Willmar City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday to vacate a portion of former state Highway 40 (now Industrial Drive Southwest) in front of Jennie-O Turkey Store’s headquarters and production plant in southwest Willmar. This road change would be the first...
January 18, 2014 - 6:00am
November 22, 2013
Back in the day: History of Jennie-O, Willmar Poultry Company
It’s not uncommon for Minnesota turkey producers to be the third or fourth generation in their family to produce gobblers. Past generations had range turkeys with seasonal markets, but today’s processors want turkeys year-round to keep production and employment steady. So how...
November 22, 2013 - 12:06am
It’s turkey time for all: For producers, their part of holidays is all year-round
By Carlienne A. Frisch B2B Freelance writer It was during the dark days of World War II that artist Norman Rockwell painted “Freedom From...
November 22, 2013 - 12:05am
May 6, 2013
Nellermoe, Randick advance within Jennie-O, Hormel Foods
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar announces the promotions of Mark Nellermoe and Chad Randick. Nellermoe, vice president of food service business, has been promoted to president of sales and marketing at Hormel Foods’ Diamond Crystal Brands. He has been headquartered...
May 6, 2013 - 7:12pm
April 14, 2009
Jennie-O gun reports were false calls
WILLMAR -- False 911 calls about individuals with guns brought Willmar Police Department officers and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies to the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant No. 4 on Willmar Avenue Southwest Monday night. Upon investigation, officers determined the calls were made...
April 14, 2009 - 9:46am
March 3, 2009
Seven Jennie-O workers are taken to hospital after ammonia leak
WILLMAR -- Seven workers at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant #5 were taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after an ammonia leak around...
March 3, 2009 - 10:25am