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Published August 22, 2023

Dot’s Pretzels to Close in Velva 

Written by
Kim Fundingsland
| The Dakotan

Final Day October 27 

MINOT – The Dot’s Pretzel facility in Velva will be shutting down, affecting 27 current employees. 

The Hershey Company, which made a November 2021 purchase of Dot’s Pretzels, made the announcement with the note that Dot’s Pretzels is the fastest growing pretzel brand in the U.S. 

Dorothy "Dot" Henke (Photo: Kim Fundingsland/The Dakotan)

Velva native Dorothy Henke founded Dot’s Pretzels, which grew in popularity and eventually was acquired by Hershey’s in 2021. The Velva employees, said Hershey’s in a released statement, will be offered employment to another plant under their umbrella or receive a severance package. 

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