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Jack Jacobs is center of attention Wednesday at his lefse booth at the Minnesota State Fair booth. He and his wife, Bonnie, not pictured, man the booth during the fair's 12-day run. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Lefse is bread and butter for Fair mainstay with roots in the local area


FALCON HEIGHTS -- A woman walked up to the Jacobs Lefse Bakeri booth at the Minnesota State Fair with a simple question: "How do you get it not to stick?"

Jack Jacobs, who has heard that question thousands of times, was happy to give her the secret: "You are always rolling in flour." The key to avoiding the woman's sticky rolling pin situation is to sprinkle flour on lefse dough before rolling it and again about half-way through, Jacobs explained.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.