Five Jennie-O Turkey Store sites that raise turkeys in Kandiyohi County could soon be allowed to increase the birds in their barns. The company is seeking conditional use permits for the sites in four townships that would allow the increase to keep up with new market demands for smaller birds.
A Minnesota appeals court says Jennie-O doesn't have to pay production employees for the time they take putting on and taking off their uniforms. A similar lawsuit against Gold'n Plump Poultry of St. Cloud by 3,000 employees ended with a $1.2 million out-of-court settlement two years ago.