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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
November 22, 2013
Pardon me, Mr. President
It has been 64 years since Minnesotan Grady McCulley presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Harry S. Truman. This year, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, National Turkey Federation Chairman John Burkel will be the 12th Minnesota turkey producer to have that honor. Although Burkel...
November 22, 2013 - 12:07am
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
November 8, 2013
Tipsy turkeys: NH birds fed beer for flavor, size
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.
November 8, 2013 - 8:53am
November 23, 2011
Turkeys, now named Liberty and Peace, to be pardoned today
Ted and Ray will have different names when they go to the White House today to be pardoned by the president. When they meet President Barack...
November 23, 2011 - 9:00am
November 22, 2011
Minnesota officers declaring open season on impaired road turkeys this holiday
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers, along with Twin Cities law officers and the Minnesota State Patrol, are adding servings of driving while impaired enforcement this Thanksgiving holiday season. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating...
November 22, 2011 - 1:18pm
Warm farewell for Willmar, Minn., students, turkeys headed for White House
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...
November 22, 2011 - 11:00am
November 14, 2011
Name that bird
So far all 30 turkeys in the presidential flock are named "Tom." The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is running a contest to pick two names for the two Kandiyohi County turkeys that will travel to Washington, D.C. A naming contest, conducted on the organization's Facebook page,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 13, 2011
Training the President's Turkey
Four FFA members meet weekdays at a turkey barn near Willmar, Minnesota to feed, primp and pamper 30 turkeys that are in the running to be the...
November 13, 2011 - 4:54pm
November 24, 2010
Video: HSUS report on abuse allegations at Willmar Poultry Co.
Here is the video report from the Humane Society of the United States on its allegations of routine abuse and cruelty at Willmar Poultry Com...
November 24, 2010 - 12:52am
Turkey abuse at Willmar hatchery is alleged by Humane Society
WILLMAR -- An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has documented what the organization alleges is routine abuse...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Minnesota Turkey Council elects new members
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's turkey growers have elected five members to serve on the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council. The council members are turkey industry representatives who serve as leaders and advocates for the Minnesota turkey industry and work to improve its profitability...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
Semi trailer tips over, spills turkey meat
A trailer carrying 38,000 pounds of Jennie-O turkey breast separated from a semi on Kandiyohi County Road 5 near the intersection of Highway 29, west of Lake Florida, at 12:30 this morning, tipping over into the ditch and spilling piles of meat. Cleanup was still under way at noon...
June 5, 2009 - 12:37pm
April 11, 2009
Just out for a little stroll through the fields ...
April 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2008
November 26, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Jennie-O turkey truck rolls near Melrose
Approximately 2,600 turkeys on route from Hawick to Melrose were driven off the roadway Thursday evening in a semi truck owned and operated by Jennie-O Foods of Willmar. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff's Office, 74-year-old Wilfred Hinnenkamp of Melrose was...
October 3, 2008 - 10:00am