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Gov. Dayton hosted live turkey honoring industry
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton took part in a long-standing Minnesota pre-Thanksgiving tradition Monday to bring a live turkey into his office and praise the state’s nation-leading turkey production status. Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and leaders of the Minnesota...
November 26, 2013 - 11:27am
November 1, 2013
Editorial: Keep our turkeys on the menu
Some say it is only a movie, but the movie “Free Birds” looks a little more like revisionists taking a swing at a Thanksgiving tradition. In this movie opening today, the plot is described as “two turkeys from opposite sides of the track put aside their differences and team...
November 1, 2013 - 5:00am
August 12, 2013
Hewitt joins Jennie-O Turkey Store research unit in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Ashley Hewitt has accepted a position as associate food technologist with the research and development department at the corporate office in Willmar. Hewitt was an intern with Jennie-O Turkey Store during the summer of 2010...
August 12, 2013 - 7:00am
November 22, 2012
Video: Running the Turkey Leg 2012
A crowd of runners run the Turkey Leg Race to the finish line. The race started on South Lakeland Avenue in Willmar and ran through the east...
November 22, 2012 - 5:06pm
Video: Starting the Turkey Leg 2012
A crowd of runners rose early today to run the Turkey Leg Race starting on South Lakeland Avenue in Willmar. The 5K event, running through the...
November 22, 2012 - 3:26pm
November 21, 2012
State offers tips, videos about turkey fryer dangers
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges Thanksgiving chefs to be extra cautious if deep frying a turkey on Thursday. Minnesota ranks eighth in the nation for the number of cooking-related insurance claim submissions on Thanksgiving Day. Grease and oil fires from turkey...
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
September 4, 2012
Jennie-O Turkey Store puts new products on breakfast table
WILLMAR -- Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Jennie-O Turkey Store is now trying to make breakfast not only...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
Jennie-O Turkey Store recognizes employees
WILLMAR -- Several Jennie-O Turkey Store employees from the Willmar area were recognized with Founders Awards. The Founders Award program was inspired by and named for the company's founders -- the late Wallace H. Jerome and the late Earl B. Olson -- to carry out their beliefs in...
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 22, 2012
Product manager at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, Minn., obtains MBA
Brent Koosmann, product manager at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, obtained his master's degree in business administration from St. Cloud State University May 5. In 2007, Koosmann was hired as an associate product manager and was promoted to product manager in 2009. He is responsible...
May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Permits from Kandiyohi County, Minn., would allow Jennie-O to increase bird numbers in existing barns
WILLMAR -- A desire for a smaller bird to meet new market demands could change how the Jennie-O Turkey Store raises turkeys in Kandiyohi County. The...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Willmar: Jennie-O ... by the numbers
40 million+ - number of birds processed per year 1.3 billion - the pounds of live weight turkeys processed annually 75 - percent of all turkey burgers sold in grocery stores are Jennie-O turkey burgers 40 - percent of all grocery stores carry the Jennie-O label in their deli case...
April 12, 2012 - 2:51pm
Willmar: At Jennie-O, a commitment to turkey, quality, innovation
The turkey burgers were on the grill. The cameras were ready to roll. In case the crowd wasn't large enough, Jennie-O Turkey Store had hired...
April 12, 2012 - 2:47pm
April 3, 2012
Christensen rejoins Jennie-O Turkey Store at Spicer, Minn., office
WILLMAR -- Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Scott Christensen has accepted the position of director, breeder/hatchery and nutrition services for Jennie-O Turkey Store. Christensen's responsibilities will include managing the egg and poult supply for all Jennie-O Turkey Store...
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Jennie-O Turkey Store offers up to $50,000 in matching funds for iPad project
WILLMAR -- Jennie-O Turkey Store has announced that it will provide up to $50,000 in matching funds for contributions to the Willmar School District's effort to provide iPads to all juniors and seniors next fall. Jennie-O's pledge is to match all donations made by Sept. 1 this year,...
February 22, 2012 - 2:52pm
November 24, 2011
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
November 24, 2011 - 12:45am