North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies

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North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies collection offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and Minnesota for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.

  • Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, Rollag MN

    Since 1954, giant iron machines have been roaring back to life each Labor Day weekend in Rollag, Minnesota. The Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion attracts thousands of visitors each year with its 210 acres of exhibits and demonstrations. Almost nothing is static, as workers have meticulously restored and revived vintage equipment. Enjoy a glimpse of the sights and sounds of Rollag.

    Grades: 3-12
  • Phelps Mill: Otter Tail County, MN

    Historic Phelps Mill located near Fergus Falls, Minnesota is an almost uniquely preserved flour mill built in the early 20th century. It's like taking a step back in time for visitors and tourists who come to this remote part of West Central Minnesota.

    Grades: 6-12