Farms in the Brainerd lakes area were among dozens in the state that were recognized by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau as 2002 Century Farms.
The farms that qualified for the recognition are farms that have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are at least 50 acres. Century farm families receive an aluminum building sign and a commemorative certificate signed by the governor and the president of the State Fair.
Farms in the area that were recognized were Jim and Jane Hettver and Tony and Cheryl Hettver of Brainerd, who have had the farm in the family since 1902; Norman and Kris Olson, Brainerd, since 1893; Lindsey and Melissa Raddatz, Brainerd, 1902; Damar Homestead Farm in Isle, 1887; Jerome and Edna Golombiecki, Little Falls, 1901; Robert V. Jr. and Vonna Kay Boser, Pierz, 1900; Leon and Julie Virnig, Pierz, 1883; Ben and Donna Kuklock, Little Falls, 1892; Louis Patnaude, Fort Ripley, 1883; and Joel and Susan Walsvik, Verndale, 1882.
Brainerd filings open Aug. 27
Filings will open at 8 a.m. Aug. 27 for positions on the Brainerd City Council that will be decided in the Nov. 5 general election.
The terms of mayor and three city aldermen will expire Dec. 31, 2002. Incumbents whose terms expire this year include Mayor James E. Wallin, at-large council member Frank Asplund, Second Ward council member Mark O'Day and Fourth Ward council member Debbie Olander. The terms are four years.
Filings close at 5 p.m. Sept. 10. Brainerd City Hall will be closed Labor Day, Sept. 2. Candidates may file at the city administrator's office in city hall at 501 Laurel St. A $5 filing fee will be charged.
Brainerd committee to meet Friday
The Brainerd Transportation Committee will meet 10 a.m. Friday at Brainerd City Hall.
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