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Jay and Anna Brown, along with youngest son David were honored at the Becker County Fair this past Saturday as the University of Minnesota's 2012 Farm Family of the Year for Becker County. The Browns have seven older children who no longer live on the farm in rural Lake Park, but come back to help with the operation as often as they can. The Browns also have six grandchildren. Photo by - Vicki Gerdes

Browns honored by U of M as Becker County Farm Family of the Year

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When Jay and Anna Brown moved to rural Lake Park in 1991, it was the drought in their native North Dakota that brought them there.

"Until this year, it's been perfect (weather-wise)," said Jay. "This year has been a little dry... but one (dry year) out of 20 isn't so bad."


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454