Dodie is 'My Fair Lady' with a Great Gig


August 24, 2019

Roseau County Fair Back: Nathan Kjaer (Grandson), Darin Kjaer (Son), and Carly Thode (Great Niece). Front: Dodie Kjaer and Zach Kjaer (Grandson)

On any given summer day, Aldora "Dodie" Kjaer, 74, isn't cooped up inside a senior citizens residence resting in a rocking chair.

Heavens, no!

She's always in the midst of a maddening crowd and hawking her wares, which are corn dogs, cotton candy, and cheese curds.

It's a family affair with the Kjaers, who operate three mobile food stands at county fairs all summer.

It's quite a gig.

Her son, Darin, 53, is impressed with his mom, a 1962 Roseau High School graduate, whose late husband, DeWane, conned her into the business back in the early 1990s when he bought a used food trailer.

"Mom li...

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