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Creative Flavors from Willernie’s Salad Girl, Pam Powell

Oh, those fateful summer jobs—you know, the ones that alter the course of our lives forever (for better or worse). If you’re as lucky as Pam Powell, your summer job helped you find your calling. Powell’s stint more than 40 years ago at Madden’s Pine Beach Lodge on Gull Lake in northern Minnesota set her on the path to become Salad Girl, purveyor of natural gourmet salad dressings. “It was like summer camp, only I was getting paid,” says Powell, a Willernie resident. She began as a dishwasher, but always coveted the salad job. “The salad girl had the best job.

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