A Lifetime of Harvesting Wild Rice
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A Lifetime of Harvesting Wild Rice

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When folks think of Minnesota cuisine, comfort foods like hot dish and lefse, those staples of church suppers and potlucks, come to mind. But long before Norwegians settlers arrived here, native Ojibwe had already perfected the cultivation of a wonder food: Manoomin, or wild rice. KFAI’s Allison Herrera has this story about the state’s famous fresh-water grain.