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Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Perfect pancakes: LA columnist says 'that's what I fell in love with in Minnesota'

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Russ Parsons, the food editor for the Los Angeles Times, was traveling from North Dakota to Duluth last summer when he stopped in Bemidji for a bite to eat.


Craving a taste of the local flavor, the man known to his readers as the "California Cook" stopped at a place with a name too irresistible to pass up - the Minnesota Nice Café.

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