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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
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Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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 Want,” a portrayal of one of four freedoms meant to raise the spirits of the American people. Although it was in March 1943 that The Saturday...
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...
news / local / region / state
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...
news / region
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 FFA members had paid off. Brianna Hoover, Brenna Ahlquist, Val Brown and Preston Asche have spent hours in the past two months socializing...
news / local / education
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,...
news / local
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 official National Thanksgiving Turkey in Washington, D.C.
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...
news / local
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...
news / local
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...
news / local
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