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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…

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…