Kandiyohi County Fair Old Settlers’ Cabin Rehabilitation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kandiyohi County Fair
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
June 2013
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To rehabilitate the Old Settlers’ Cabin on the fair grounds. The Kandiyohi County Fair will replace shingles on the cabin, which was built in 1926 by the Old Settlers’ Association. The cabin is both a historic structure and houses county artifacts.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school band director at Blue Earth Area Public School. 2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year.
Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction. Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.
Dan Grunhovd: Former president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.
Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Emily Murphy, MDA

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (2) $700,000 each year for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-County Fairs. The commissioner shall award grants for the development or enhancement of county fair facilities or other projects or programs that provide access to the arts, arts education, or agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage programs, including but not limited to agricultural education centers, arts buildings, and performance stages.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Recipient Board Members
Darrell Fostervold, Brent Akerson, Chad Lien, Cheryl Johnson, Sue Ahrenholz, Brent Akerson, Mike Witt, Marvin Sandvig, Amanda Lundgren, Chad Lien, Gwen Krebsbach, Rollie Boll, Robert Moeller, Denny Baker, Kyle Sietsema, Darrell Fostervold, Dale Anderson, Bob Schueler
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kandiyohi County Fair
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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