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Quinn Olson creates lefse with ingredients such as curry, pesto, cinnamon and sweet potato. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Not your grandma's lefse

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FOSSTON, Minn. - Call it lefse with an attitude.

Instead of just plain ol' lefse, Quinn Olson adds spices - yes, spices - to the dough to give some of the lefse he sells a little kick. Olson readily acknowledges the savory additions might not set well with some of his fellow Norwegians and Swedes.

"I'm pushing the envelope on the Scandinavian part," he says. "Some people just flip out. They don't want you to do anything to lefse."

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