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CLARA EDIN of Askov, Minn., watches wheat flow out of her family's 1936 Allis Chalmers separator at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag Sunday afternoon. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

Steamin' along at Rollag

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Maybe it was because of the hard economic times. Maybe it was the lure of the orange Allis-Chalmers tractors featured this year. Or maybe it was a longing for older, simpler times.


But whatever the reason, the weather was beautiful and Saturday saw near-record crowds at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion near Rollag.

"We did great, we had a good weekend," said Mark Kerkvliet of Harwood, N.D., who sits on the WMSTR board of directors.

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