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It's been a bad year for turkeys

Antibiotic-resistant germs, arsenic-laced feed, and salmonella recalls all beset the turkey-growing industry in 2011. As Americans sit down with their favorite Thanksgiving fowl, it might be worth considering what went into to getting the bird to your table.

Turkey hunt starts out with bang

Start early, that's the motto of Minnesota Turkey hunters. The Star Tribune is reporting that hunters registered 1,249 birds after the first two days of the season, compared with 1,000 last year.

Pardoned turkey misses the memo

Gov. Mark Dayton was sending off Ted the turkey at the Capitol Friday when the free bird escaped from his wire cage and made a break for it. Ted was eventually apprehended and will travel to Washington D.C. next week for an official pardon from President Obama.

Obama heaps praise on Minnesota company

In his nomination acceptance speech Thursday night, President Barack Obama listed inspiring stories that give him hope, and he singled out Warroad, Minnesota's Marvin Windows and Doors for refusing to lay off workers even through difficult economic times.

Obama hauls in $1.8 million in Minnesota

According to a pool report, President Barack Obama raised as much as $1.8 million at three fundraisers during a Friday visit to the Twin Cities area. Obama held the events at the Bachelor Farmer restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, which is owned by Gov. Mark Dayton's two sons.