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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee Radio Parade!

Dave Lee’s Thanksgiving radio parade on WCCO.

11/28/2013

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Animal Rights Group Alleges Cruelty At Minn. Turkey Farm

Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.

11/26/2013

Turkey Taste Test

Which Tastes Better To Minnesotans: Frozen Or Fresh Turkey?

With Thanksgiving coming up in just over a week, grocery stores are stocked up right now. The number of choices we have when it comes to turkeys can be a bit daunting, and so can the variety of methods for cooking them.

11/20/2013

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11-20-13 Minnesota Turkey Heading To The White House On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is an entire high school class heading to The White House? It’s all in the name of turkey!

11/20/2013

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Big Turkeys Are Harder To Come By This Thanksgiving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the nation’s top turkey producer is coming up a little short. Butterball, based out of North Carolina, told retailers that orders for fresh 16-pound turkeys and larger have been cut in half. The shortage is nationwide. Woody Hunt, manager of Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park, says 40 years ago, Butterball was like the “Cadillac of turkeys.” “Everybody wanted a Butterball, and if you didn’t have a Butterball on your table you couldn’t brag to your neighbors that you had the best turkey,” Hunt said.

11/18/2013

TURKEY

The Secret To Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey: Brining

It’s the main attraction at your Thanksgiving table and likely one of the most highly judged foods you cook all year: the turkey. If you want only praise this Thanksgiving, the secret is in the brining.

11/16/2013

TURKEY

Ask A Minnesota Chef: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Being gluten free is more than just a fad. Find out how to enjoy a big Thanksgiving meal without upsetting your body from Minnesota chef Zachary Shea Wentzel.

11/13/2013

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Washington Co. Commander Shot By Turkey Hunter In Western Wis.

A Washington County Sheriff’s Commander is in the hospital after being shot by a turkey hunter in western Wisconsin, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

04/30/2013

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Holiday Recipes From Minnesota Chef Peter Makens

When it comes to holiday meals, Minnesotans have their go-to recipes that have withstood the test of time. But sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. Chef Peter Makens shares his traditional holiday recipe for brining the turkey along with his prized sweet potato gratin recipe and some tips that can be useful when the time comes to play holiday host or hostess.

12/12/2012

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Dayton Pardons Minn. Turkey, Touts Bird Industry

Gov. Mark Dayton has given a Minnesota turkey its walking papers just in time for Thanksgiving.

11/20/2012

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Weather Blog: Hot Or Cold Turkey? A History Of Thanksgiving Weather

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away, so will the weather allow you to get outside and throw the football around before gobbling up that turkey or will frigid conditions have you sidelined by the living room fireplace — watching football on the tube?

11/20/2012

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Wander MN: Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend — Other Than Shop

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. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.

11/19/2012

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Roger, Glyndon MN’s Pet Turkey, Dies

A beloved turkey that went by the name Roger was known by everyone in the northwestern Minnesota town of Glyndon.

11/15/2012

Gravy

Comparing Thanksgiving Meal Prices As Costs Rise

When every penny counts for many families, the cost of Thanksgiving doesn’t leave many people “thankful.”

11/13/2012

TURKEY

Thousands Of Metro Families To Receive Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Thousands of families in the Twin Cities will now get to have a Thanksgiving dinner. The E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation hosted a turkey giveaway Tuesday morning, at the Cub Foods in North Minneapolis.

11/13/2012

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Best Places To Buy A Turkey In Minnesota

Start thinking about your Thanksgiving menu before the holiday arrives.

11/07/2012

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How Healthy Foods Can Help You Get A Deep Sleep

Are you not getting enough sleep and looking for something other than pills to help you get some rest at night? Experts say instead of sleep aids, try snacking on some healthy foods before bed that promote a deep sleep.

06/25/2012

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Good Question: How Do You Cook A Juicy Turkey?

In Minnesota, we raise more turkeys than anywhere. On Thanksgiving, almost all of us eat the bird. However, achieving the perfectly juicy turkey can be elusive. So, how do you avoid a dry turkey and make it juicy?

12/23/2011

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Get The Best Taste Out Of Your Leftovers

That big Thanksgiving meal may be over, but now it’s time for leftovers. You have to be careful, too, because all that meat and gravy has a shelf life.

11/25/2011

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Woman To Serve Turkey To OccupyMN Protesters

A retired Plymouth woman says she’s planning to surprise anti-Wall Street protesters with a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

11/24/2011

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Good Question: How Do You Cook A Juicy Turkey?

In Minnesota, we raise more turkeys than anywhere. On Thanksgiving, almost all of us eat the bird. However, achieving the perfectly juicy turkey can be elusive. So, how do you avoid a dry turkey and make it juicy?

11/23/2011

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Minnesota Turkeys Pardoned By President

With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, “they’d end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing.”

11/23/2011

TURKEY

Pick-A-Side: Which Thanksgiving Food Is Your Favorite?

Turkey, cornbread or stuffing? Choose your favorites from this array of classic Thanksgiving foods.

11/21/2011

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Tips Before Buying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is just six days away, and this weekend is the prime time for turkey shopping. With the cost of the average turkey up over 20 percent from last year, picking the right poultry may be more important than ever.

11/18/2011

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