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Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers celebrate 35 years

Rachel Baker of Rollag stokes the engine of a one-third scale freelance steam engine. The scale model tractors, in their third year at the event, attract hundreds of fans, tinkerers and train buffs. Baker's engine is powered by wood and coal.1 / 3
Roger Morical of Battle Lake drives a shiny gold Ford tractor.(Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 3
The 1 p.m. daily tractor parade is the highlight of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers annual show. Bright red Farmalls, green Olivers and John Deeres and black 40 et 8s rumble past the grandstand. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 3
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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