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With Gov. Mark Dayton behind Willmar FFA members, Ted the turkey poses for photographers. FFA members from left are Prestin Asche, Val Brown, Brianna Hoover and Brenna Ahlquist. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Thanksgiving: Ted can't wait to get in front of cameras


ST. PAUL -- Ted is ready for the spotlight. Really ready.

In fact, he is so ready that he escaped from his cage in a dark corner of the governor's reception room Friday, and made a break for the bright television lights. Ted proudly strutted past the gubernatorial podium and into plain sight in a large empty area in front of it, where still cameras clicked, video cameras whirred and reporters scribbled notes that looked like turkey scratching.

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