Governor pardons pair

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, raises his right arm and pardons a pair of turkeys, LaVerne and Shirley, during a brief ceremony held at the state Capitol in Bismarck on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, raises his right arm and pardons a pair of turkeys, LaVerne and Shirley, during a brief ceremony held at the state Capitol in Bismarck on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

The annual event highlights the donations of frozen Thanksgiving Day turkeys by the North Dakota Turkey Federation to the Abused Adult Resources and Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, located in Bismarck, and other organizations across the state.

There are 10 member turkey farms in the state producing 1.1 million turkeys.