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Annual Pioneer Farmers show returns machinists, onlookers to yesteryear

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The Pioneer Farmers show was a tinkerer's paradise.

If it whirred, sputtered, popped, fizzed, rotated or belched steam - or otherwise made noise - it was on display near Itasca State Park last weekend.


The 34th annual machinery show of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers attracted hundreds of tinkerers, curious onlookers and kids anxious to step into the past.

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