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Larry Jensen still turns out fine chocolates, but mostly for fun. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Meltdown: Chocolatier continues to make goodies, but for fun

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Larry Jensen's brief career as a northwoods chocolatier was interrupted by heat, then health problems.

The Guthrie welder-turned chocolate-maker had a great Christmas shortly after being featured in an Enterprise story in the fall of 2011.


His chocolate business was booming in early 2012. He found a commercial oven at the Walker community center and turned out batches of cordials throughout the winter.

Then abnormally warm temperatures melted his dreams.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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