The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Good Question: Why Do We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving?

Almost 90 percent of Americans will eat turkey for Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. The average turkey will weigh 16 pounds.

11/24/2014

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Dayton Kicks Off Holiday Week With A Pair Of Turkeys

Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off Thanksgiving week with some help with two fine, feathered friends. A pair of turkeys joined in on the festivities at the State Capitol on Monday, both about 16 weeks old.

11/24/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Post-Turkey Thanksgiving Weekend Options

You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty.

11/24/2014

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US Census Bureau: Minnesota Is Top Turkey!

If you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, chances are the turkey you buy comes from a Minnesota farm. The U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the country. Halvorson Farms in Morristown is busy all year round, and not just around the holidays.

11/21/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Need a way to entertain the kids while livening up your holiday décor? Kids will gobble up these Thanksgiving-themed craft ideas and your home will reap the benefits.

11/21/2014

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Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In Minnesota

Do something a little different this Thanksgiving and enjoy your meal at one of these local restaurants.

11/19/2014

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Best Local Minnesota Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014

ake the time to support local businesses and find personalized help with your annual shopping rather than stressing out over a parking space at 5 in the morning. These local shopping venues will welcome you and make your Black Friday a lot more pleasant.

11/18/2014

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How To Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Celebrating Thanksgiving might be a difficult thing to do, especially if you have to travel abroad during the holiday. However, with a few simple changes and a little bit of adjusting, it is still possible to make Thanksgiving enjoyable for you and others wherever you are.

11/18/2014

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The Best Thanksgiving Events In Minnesota

Minnesota is holding several fun and active events over the Thanksgiving holiday, take your pick and enjoy yourself.

11/17/2014

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Bite of Minnesota: Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

If the recent snowfall hasn’t caused you to start thinking of the holidays, the calendar will.

11/13/2014

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Best Places In America To Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Instead of gathering at someone’s home this Thanksgiving, make plans for a destination Thanksgiving getaway that the entire family will enjoy.

11/13/2014

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Stanley Tucci’s Favorite Italian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipe

No matter the occasion, Italians always find a way to make pasta part of the menu. Traditionally served as a starter course, Uova da Raviolo is the perfect choice to add some Italian flavor to this year’s Thanksgiving.

11/12/2014

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11/12/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Ask A Minnesota Expert: Your Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Learn how to bake like a pro and treat your guests to delicious, festive pies this Thanksgiving.

11/12/2014

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Good Question: When Is The Best Time For Holiday Shopping?

On Tuesday, Best Buy announced it is joining other stores in opening even earlier on Thanksgiving Day. The retailer announced this year stores will open at 5 p.m. This follows Target’s Monday announcement that it will open Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m.

11/11/2014

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.

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2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Millions turned out for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Favorite Parade Balloons Throughout The Years

Here is a look to everyone’s favorite parade balloons from throughout the years.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It was the 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 24, 2011. The parade, which has been an annual event since 1924, is expected to draw an estimated 3 million spectators and 50 million television viewers, according the retail store.

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