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Michelle Roberts won a blue ribbon last month at the Minnesota State Fair for her apple butter. It was her first State Fair contest and she is exploring ways to produce and distribute her apple butter. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage Grove woman looks to cash in on State Fair apple butter win

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Michelle Roberts experimented with an apple butter recipe for a few years, finally settling on a blend of ingredients that landed her fruit spread a blue ribbon at this year's Minnesota State Fair.


Fresh off that win, Roberts now is exploring how to turn that prize-winning treat into a small business success.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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