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Bad news headlines about turkey shortages and higher prices for the traditional holiday feast may have prompted some people to consider a new menu for Thanksgiving dinner. But it turns out the news here, in the Midwest, isn’t so dire.

"Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year and because of that there is plenty to take note of if hitting the road or taking flight for the holiday." (Holland Sentinel)

Michigan State Police

If you're traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday in Michigan, State Police troopers will be watching.

The department says it will have the largest "Operation CARE" program to date from Wednesday through Sunday. "CARE" is a national program that stands for "Combined Accident Reduction Effort."

Traffic enforcement patrols will be increased across Michigan with a focus on drunk drivers, careless driving, speeding, and people who aren't wearing seat belts.

Mall opened last year at midnight on Friday

Goal has grown in recent years from 50 to 100 baskets