Willmar students grooming turkey for presidential pardon
WILLMAR - For 64 years there has been a National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House. Until 1989, those turkeys ended up on the Thanksgiving Day table. Since then, the act of getting a presidential pardon has become a popular media event and an opportunity to promote the turkey industry.
This year the official bird is coming from Willmar, a town that's done more than its share to make Minnesota the No. 1 turkey-producing state in the country.