D.C. gathering made better by local cakes flown to senator

by Joni Astrup

Associate editor

Baked goods from Diamond City Bread in Elk River were showcased at a gathering in U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Washington, D.C., office last week.

“We think it’s very cool,” Diamond City’s Rose Allison said.

Klobuchar’s office had ordered two potica cakes and some scones and cookies. Diamond City shipped the order via UPS and it arrived in Washington the next morning.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, with the baked goods from Diamond City Bread. Submitted photo

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, with the baked goods from Diamond City Bread. Submitted photo

The baked goods were served Thursday as part of the senator’s weekly “Minnesota Morning” gatherings held in her office.

Klobuchar hosts “Minnesota Morning” every Thursday when the Senate is in session and invites all Minnesotans who are visiting the city. Treats from a Minnesota bakery are featured each week.

“Diamond City Bread is one of the many locally-owned businesses we have across our state that support the economy and serve our communities,” Klobuchar said in a press release. “Everyone enjoyed the delicious treats from this Elk River bakery.”

Garrett Jordahl, owner of Diamond City Bread, said they were excited about the order.

“It’s nice to be recognized,” he said.

He wonders if the potica cakes had something to do with them being chosen, since potica is a favorite on the Iron Range and Klobuchar has roots on the Range.

“She’s one of the few people I’ve heard who pronounce the word properly and know what it is,” Jordahl said.

The potica cakes Diamond City makes are an heirloom recipe that came from Frank Galli’s grandmother. Galli founded Diamond City Bread.

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