Last week two turkeys were chosen from a farm near Badger Minnesota to receive this years national pardon from president Barack Obama. What you may not have heard is that a another bird was chosen from the same flock to receive a pardon in their home state. The 3rd bird was at the Minnesota Capital yesterday with Governor Mark Dayton. Although the 3rd turkey's pardon is more like a brief stay of execution...but at least he got to meet the governor. Minnesota produces more turkeys that any other state, but does not have the traditional pardoned turkey. Instead, they invite a bird to the capital for a day, and proceed to look for the nearest mouth to feed. The turkey is usually donated to the salvation army in St Paul to provide meals for the less fortunate. But if it makes you feel better, Since the 3rd Turkey was part of the flock considered for the White House pardon, he did get far more TLC than the average stuffed bird. while he was still here anyway. His nickname was!