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Madison Jensen, 7, observes her mother, Angie Jensen, preparing dough for the griddle at the Ninth Annual Lefse Festival and Cook-Off in Bemidji on Thursday night. This is Madison’s first year helping the family make lefse. Photo by Chad Sohlman

The love for lefse: Annual cook-off is more than just competition, it’s about family

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BEMIDJI — Making lefse is a tradition, said roller Carla Mendrell.


“It’s almost one of the lost arts that you would hate to see go away,” she said.

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