Thanksgiving

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Thursday Football Breakdown: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.

11/26/2014

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Family Gives Thanks By Feeding Thousands In The Twin Cities

It started out as one family’s way of showing gratitude to their step mother’s caregivers. After returning from a trip to Zimbabwe in the fall of 2012, Janis Houston, was diagnosed with African sleeping sickness.

11/26/2014

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Good Question: When Can Planes Fly In Bad Weather?

This Thanksgiving holiday, Mother Nature apparently didn’t consult the calendar. Wednesday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year. That makes for particularly bad timing because a Nor’easter capable of dropping many as 13 inches along the East Coast is set to hit Wednesday morning.

11/25/2014

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Top 5 Thanksgiving NFL Football Games

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means three things for most people across America on Thursday — family, food and football. And it’s not necessarily in that order. But it’s an annual tradition for Thanksgiving that families gather together and remember what they are thankful for.

11/25/2014

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Bad Weather Could Impact Holiday Travel In Dakotas

Bad weather could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans for residents of the Dakotas.

11/25/2014

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Everything You Need To Know About Poinsettias

I visited Bachman’s farmhouse on Tuesday to learn about the Poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant in North America.

11/25/2014

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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Gas Prices Still Plummeting Prior To Thanksgiving Travel

It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.

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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Union Gospel Mission Preparing To Feed 50,000 This Holiday Week

It is a busy week at Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul as they prepare to feed 50,000 men, women and children over the course of the next week.

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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Get Movin’ Monday: Be A Smarter Grocery Shopper

When at the grocery store, picking healthy foods for your family can be overwhelming. There can be so many options and claims on the labels.

11/24/2014

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After Decades Apart, Sisters Meet For 1st Time At MSP Airport

It’s the season where many people pick up relatives from the airport to spend Thanksgiving together. For one Minnesota woman, however, the family member she’s picking up is a sister she’s never met before.

11/23/2014

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Fitness Tips For The Holidays

A lot of people look forward to over-eating during the holidays, but then feel remorse afterwards.

11/23/2014

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Here’s What You’ll Find The Best Deals On This Week

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers are getting out to shop this holiday week. Retailers are trying to get consumers to shop every day, and they’re bringing out big deals to do it.

11/23/2014

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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, The Warmth Won’t Last

Following a week filled with subzero temperatures, Minnesotans woke up Sunday morning to see the mercury climb into the fifties.

11/23/2014

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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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Does MN Love ‘Grape Salad’ For Thanksgiving? The NYT Thinks So

Does grape salad come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner in Minnesota? Probably not. However, The New York Times seems to think the recipe evokes Minnesota.

11/19/2014

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Vikings, Cub Foods Give Away Thousands Of Thanksgiving Turkeys

Some very deserving families will have a turkey on the table this holiday season. Former Minnesota Vikings player E.J. Henderson, with the help of Cub Foods, is giving away thousands of turkeys to families in need. Henderson kicked off the season of giving Tuesday morning, hanging out and bringing a smile to a number of families in attendance.

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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Turkey Prices Low, Despite High Production Costs

Turkey time is right around the corner, and the country is in the middle of a turkey shortage. The number of birds being raised on farms in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly three decades.

11/17/2014

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Travel Guide From San Francisco For Thanksgiving’s Seahawks Vs. 49ers Game

Refer to this travel guide when attending the San Francisco 49ers home game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving.

11/14/2014

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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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Some Retailers To Start ‘Black Friday’ On Thanksgiving Day

This year the Black Friday stampede will start earlier than ever. Best Buy , Toys “R” US and JCPenney have all announced they will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Target is joining Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s with 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. Last year those four stores opened at 8 p.m.

11/11/2014

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Best Buy To Open At 5 P.M. On Thanksgiving Day

Consumers looking to score deals at Best Buy this Thanksgiving might have to leave off doing the dishes until later.

11/11/2014

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