A town of thousands sputtered to life over the weekend north of Itasca State Park, one that has come into being for 35 years. “I don’t know how many we have but they’re sure a ‘comin,” said Pioneer volunteer John Erickson of the attendance. Jim Evans of Iowa Falls, Iowa, was a first-timer, bringing his half scale Case threshing machine up for the show. “It’s a nice show and I’m really impressed by the showgrounds,” he said. Among the “old-timers” was a Clearwater County tractor that built many of the roads around Itasca State Park. With heritage buildings serving as the backdrop, the annual event includes demonstrations of gas, steam, diesel and hot air engines, woodworking and planing shows and photos of past relics.
OLIVIA — A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.
Our quest to protect endangered animals can take us to some very wild places. In this case, it leads to a place very tame: A small farm in Lac qui Parle County. Humble Roots Heritage Farm is home to a happy mix of domesticated farm animals that are rapidly disappearing from the world.
The Farmington Heritage Preservation Coommission invites resident to participate in this celebration of community heritage by nominating those individuals, families and organizations you believe are most deserving of the Heritage Preservation Award.
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