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America’s Thanksgiving holiday: How it grew into what it’s become

November 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Here’s the facts: Almost all of these familiar assumptions we have about Thanksgiving in America are no more than a century or at most 200 years old. In reality, the modern American Thanksgiving didn’t spring into full-blown existence in the early 17th century, but evolved from several independent roots, and there were a number of significant changes along the way. Continue Reading

Enjoy the holiday with your family, community

November 23, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

For what it is about to receive, the Jamestown community should be truly thankful.
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Lots of guests and tradition

November 23, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

With a roaster more than 100 years old, one Jamestown woman will prepare a Thanksgiving meal for 50 or so people Thursday. It’s a tradition that’s been in the family for about 40 years.
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Vikings’ Hutchinson hosts annual Thanksgiving meal

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Vikings left guard Steve Hutchinson has hosted an early Thanksgiving meal for patients and families at the University of Minnesota children’s hospital for the sixth straight year. Continue Reading

NWS: Grand Forks to have another round of above normal temps for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After a cold snap for the past week, the Red River Valley is expected to enjoy another round of above normal temperatures and unseasonably warm weather just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend. Continue Reading

TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS: How to eat healthy during the holidays

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After enrolling in a once-a-week weight loss program, one Grand Forks woman has the skinny on how to stay healthy and fit during the holiday. In April 2010 Kathie Howes, an accountant at UND, enrolled in a local Weight Watchers group. She and the group meet weekly. Group members share recipes and lifestyle tips, like how to withstand temptation at Thanksgiving. “We give each other ideas of how to survive the holiday,” she said. Continue Reading

VIDEO: North Dakota turkey pardon

November 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Jack Dalrymple pardoned Dakota the turkey Monday morning at the Capitol. Watch video from the event. Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Day horror stories

November 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Readers share stories of Turkey Days gone wrong

On a high-stress cooking day like Thanksgiving, there’s sure to be something that goes wrong. Continue Reading

TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS: Thanksgiving memories

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When families come together for the holidays, there’s sure to be favorite memories and traditions. We asked you to share some of your favorites and received both humorous and poignant responses Continue Reading

VIDEO: Don’t feed pets Thanksgiving leftovers

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gary Pearson will never forget the German shepherd that quit eating after Thanksgiving. The dog had a turkey neck bone lodged in its esophagus. “That was an early reminder to me that holidays can present some special hazards,” said Pearson, who was a veterinary student at the time and now works at Prairie Veterinary Hospital in Jamestown. Continue Reading