Thousands turn out for Thanksgiving Day fundraisers in state


Not all Thanksgiving Day events are taking place around the dinner table in Minnesota Thursday.

In Hastings, more than 3,000 people turned out for the 15th annual Gobble Gait, the Hastings Star Gazette reported.

The event, which raises money for Hastings Family Service, has secured more than $750,000 since its inception.

In the Twin Cities, the 5th annual Walk for Hunger took place Thursday morning at the Mall of America.

Last year, the event attracted nearly 2,000 participants and raised more than $275,000, KARE-TV reported.

KARE reported that organizers this year hope to raise $325,000. As of Wednesday night, they were $90,000 short of thier goal.

Once families gather around their tables, an average Thanksgiving Dinner for a family of 10 costs $49.48, KMSP-TV reported.

The station cited findings by the American Farm Bureau Federation, which has been conducting the Thanksgiving dinner survey since 1986 -- when the average cost of the meal was $28.74.

Next Up


State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.


Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Impound lot

Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.


Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.