WATCH: Wild Turkey's Spotted Downtown On Thanksgiving EveIt's the main course at most Thanksgiving Day meals, but in Northeast Minneapolis, it's like they want to show us who's boss.
Farm Bureau: Low Food Prices To Yield Cheapest Thanksgiving Meal In 8 YearsLow food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average nationwide cost of a holiday meal for 10 people is $48.90, or less than $5 per person. The farm group's annual survey released Thursday says that's a 22-cent decrease from last year's average.
Turkeys Spotted Around Metro With Arrows Lodged In ThemThere have been two instances in the past few weeks of turkeys walking around in neighborhoods with arrows lodged in them. One was spotted in August in Mendota Heights and another over Labor Day weekend in South St. Paul.
Truck Loaded With Over 17,000 Baby Turkeys Crashes in Stearns CountyWilliam Joseph Taylor Anderson, 25, of Vining, was driving a conventional truck loaded with 17,100 baby turkeys in crates when he drove southbound on County Road 26 through a stop sign.
Motorists Warned To Watch For Wild TurkeysIt is the last thing Grand Rapids resident Jim Mayerle expected while on a leisurely Sunday drive in northern Minnesota.
Wild Turkeys Taking Over MinnesotaThe Department of Natural Resources says turkeys were once limited to the southeastern part of the state, where there's rolling bluff country. Now they're showing up as far north as the North Shore.
Sheriff: More Than 8,000 Turkeys Lost In Meeker County Barn FireMore than 8,000 turkeys died Tuesday in a barn fire in central Minnesota, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.
Wholesale Price Of Fresh Turkeys Up This Thanksgiving, But Not DrasticallyBird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.
Ducks Shot By Minnesota Hunters Test Negative For Bird FluTests on over 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year.
Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
USDA Adds Suffocation To Bird Flu Euthanasia MethodsA new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours. It was among several new policies released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
Minnesota Officials Bracing For Possible 2nd Wave Of Bird FluTop state officials say there's a good chance Minnesota will see another bird flu outbreak.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On TurkeysScientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.