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Church group’s lefse making is a holiday tradition

In countless Minnesota communities, lefse and Christmas have gone hand-in-hand for generations.
In few places is that more evident than at American Lutheran Church, where the church basement has been headquarters for late-fall lefse-making since 1987. A group of church members gather every other year to make lefse to sell at the church’s holiday fair.
“Lefse has always been a hot commodity,” said Karen Skarphol, who heads up the effort. “Not a lot of people make it anymore. We work five weeks on this project.”
For much more on this Christmas feature story, see the Dec. 22 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

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