Willmar-based Jennie-O Turkey Store will have a float in today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Marketing V-P Nicole Behne:

“The parade’s always led off by a turkey — that’s their number-one float that goes through there — but there’s never been a turkey company that has been a sponsor of the parade, and we’re really excited about that.”

Behne says it’s the first time in the parade’s 94-year history that a turkey product company has been a sponsor.