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Jennie-O Turkey Store
May 12, 2015
On the menu
Erik Nazerenus, kitchen manager, stands recently next to a sign in front of the Oaks Restaurant at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. General...
May 12, 2015 - 11:22pm
May 6, 2015
Bird flu outbreak now impacting poultry processing jobs, 223 jobs cut in Faribault
WILLMAR -- The impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak across the Midwest is now affecting employment levels at poultry processing plants in Minnesota, and state and local officials are concerned. Jennie-O Turkey Store announced Tuesday that its Faribault...
May 6, 2015 - 6:00am
May 5, 2015
Safe turkey message loses traction with uneducated politician
ST. PAUL — A suburban Minnesota legislator proved his rural colleagues still have work to do as they spread the word that turkey is safe to...
May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
Jennie-O lays off 223 workers at Faribault plant; bird flu reduces supply
FARIBAULT - Jennie-O Turkey Store has temporarily laid off 223 employees at its plan in Faribault, the result of the impact of highly pathogenic avian influenza. According to a news release from Jennie-O, the avian flu outbreak has reduced the number of birds in the supply chain....
May 5, 2015 - 12:34pm
April 21, 2015
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
AUSTIN — Hormel Foods Corporation said Monday that its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment will sell less turkey and related products due to the developing bird flu outbreak. “We are experiencing significant challenges in our turkey supply chain due to the recent (highly pathogenic...
April 21, 2015 - 12:56am
March 3, 2015
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Here is a copy of the OSHA report on the Oct. 17, 2014, incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4 in Willmar.
March 3, 2015 - 11:58am
December 4, 2014
2014 Letter: Generosity or company greed?
I had to chuckle over the West Central Tribune’s editorial in the Thanksgiving Eve edition. Leave it to Jennie-O’s newspaper of record to gush how thankful we should be for having the company in our midst this holiday season. The paper ceremoniously reported Jennie-O’s announcement...
December 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
November 18, 2014
Willmar City Council delays land purchase agreement for Priam substation
WILLMAR — Saying they want more information and possibly some renegotiation, Willmar City Council members voted 6-1 Monday night to extend their review period of a land purchase agreement between the Willmar Municipal Utilities and Jennie-O Turkey Store for the proposed Priam substation...
November 18, 2014 - 10:51pm
November 17, 2014
Unclear whether city will receive report on mass illness at Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens told City Council members Monday night that she will verify with Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson whether or not the city will receive a final report on the Oct. 17 medical emergency at Jennie-O Turkey Store’s 30th Street Southwest...
November 17, 2014 - 11:46pm
October 19, 2014
Update: Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant #4 returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident
WILLMAR -- A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused...
October 19, 2014 - 11:30pm
October 18, 2014
Afternoon update: all patients in stable condition after medical situation at Jennie-O
All patients are in stable condition after a medical situation Friday night at a Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar caused a number...
October 18, 2014 - 1:05pm
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