TRAVEL: A family tree dipped in chocolate | Lifestyles

During a fall road trip through North Dakota a resident of Grand Forks mentioned a local candy shop operated by a fourth-generation member of a family known for crafting fine chocolates. This was valuable information for a couple of chocoholics who headed downtown to put in practice former President Ronald Reagan’s famed proverb “Trust, but verify.”Visiting the store we met owner Dan Widman and learned the family has been in the candy-making business since 1885 when his great grandfather William Widman opened a bakery and candy shop in Dubuque, Iowa.William’s son, George, worked for the Pearson Candy Company (home of…

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