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Emily Hartley, Published August 30 2010

Summer events: Full steam ahead in Rollag

Gentlemen, start your engines. But with a little different fuel.

The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion will roll out in Rollag, Minn., this Friday through Monday, an annual celebration of old-time steam engines and the threshermen and women who keep the tradition going.

Besides this year’s expo, featuring equipment from Allis Chalmers, daily activities include morning and afternoon parades, “ladies activities,” a vintage style show and music and square dancing around the 210 acres of grounds.

Of course, there will also be train rides and plenty of demonstrations.

The honorary Steam Queen presentation is Friday at 7:30 p.m., with the coronation at the same time Saturday.

Friday through Sunday nights also feature a “Spark Show” and the Prony Brake, weather permitting.

The Steam Threshers Reunion has been open to the public every Labor Day weekend since 1954.

Other events around the region this week include:

If you go


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