Jolene Jokela Veo is 2008 state champion auctioneer
Jolene Jokela Veo, competing against the top men and women auctioneers in the state, has been chosen the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association's state champion, hauling home a trophy of gargantuan proportions.
Son Logan, 9, was confident in Mom's ability. "I knew you'd win," he told her.
Jokela Veo has 30 years' experience with a gavel, beginning as a clerk for her parents, Eddie and Lorraine Jokela, when she was 12 years old.
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