Minnesota Scavengers: Don’t Miss This

September 11, 2009 at 9:36 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment

imagesAccording to the Grand Forks Herald, “Minnesota’s longest rummage sale is set for Saturday on the state’s longest scenic byway.

“The King of Trails Marketplace covers 415 miles on U.S. Highway 75 from the Canada border to the Iowa border, promoter Ethel Thorlacius, Stephen, Minn., said. Highway 75 was designated the Historic King of Trails by the Minnesota Legislature in 2002 and as a Minnesota Scenic Byway in 2004. Vendors will sell antiques, arts, crafts, collectibles, flowers, food and more from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“’It’s getting to be more and more people and not businesses who have produce, baked goods and rummage sale items to sell,’ Thorlacius said.

“The trail of bargains will be outlined by yellow balloons. Thorlacius said Kennedy will conduct sales inside its old schoolhouse and Argyle will use sales proceeds to add on to its Historical Society Building.

“’Every year since we’ve started, Ron Donarski, who owns a truck garage along Highway 75 in Stephen, cleans it up and makes it available for the Marketplace,’ Thorlacius said.

“Crookston will begin its Marketplace at 9 a.m. inside the Crookston Arena, 220 E. Robert St.

“The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday calls for a 20 percent chance of showers with a high temperature of 70 degrees.”

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