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LeRoy Smith continues a family legacy in the bakery business, running the New York Mills Bake Shoppe with his wife Josie for the past 38 years.

Raised in the bakery business

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Heidi Kratzke

"You don't change horses when you've learned how to ride."


That's LeRoy's theory behind his lifetime in the small town bakery business.

LeRoy Smith grew up in the world of fresh baked breads and goodies, with his parents owning the Parkers Prairie bakery. From that early beginning, he has spent the last 45 years of his life working nights, pouring himself into dough and donuts alike.

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