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Rider Cited for Watercraft Jump Over Road in YouTube Stunt

The video has received more than 400,000 views.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations-the equivalent of traffic tickets-to the rider. Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg says Jake Sherbrooke was cited for careless operation of a personal watercraft and…

Video: Minnesota DNR Investigating YouTube Stunt Near Rollag

The jump takes place at about the 11 minute mark.

ROLLAG, Minn. (KFGO) – The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources is investigating a YouTube stunt which involved jumping a personal watercraft over a gravel road in Clay County. DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the participants set up a ramp at the water’s edge to catapult the jet ski over the road. A small group of onlookers gathered while the…

Decades of History on Display at Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

Families say the event is a good way to teach kids about work ethic and life before modern technology

ROLLAG, Minn. — Steam threshers are showing off decades of history at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. The Risbrudt family is showing off a 1917 Case steam engine. It’s been in the family for three generations. “It’s great heritage and fun to keep it going,” Tim Risbrudt said. His father got it three decades ago. “We played with steam…

Steam Threshers Reunion Memorializes Rollag Community Member

Carol Engen passed away in February

ROLLAG, Minn. — This year’s Steam Threshers Reunion is about much more than these two women re-navigating history. It’s also about remembering a beloved member of Rollag. Carol Engen passed away from a heart attack in February. Her family and friends are carrying on her memory with a bench built entirely by volunteers. It sits at the reunion grounds. They held…

“Ladies of Steam” Bringing New Generation of Threshers Into History

They started their organization back in 2015

  ROLLAG, Minn. — By stepping onto the grounds of the Western Minnesota Threshers Reunion, you take a trip back in time. While there may be a lot of history in this old farm equipment, it doesn’t mean there aren’t new milestones being celebrated. Steam threshers may seem impossible to navigate but looks can be deceiving. “Steam engines are really, simply…

The Ladies of Steam: A New Generation of Steam Threshers

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Sees More Women Involved Each Year

ROLLAG, Minn. — With the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion wrapping up its final day, you may have noticed that this year there was no shortage of women doing the work. In fact, more women are participating in this year’s reunion than in years past. Don’t let the big tractors and moving machinery fool you, When it comes to the heavy…