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Grey skies and severe summer weather threatened the 8th Annual Rip Roarin' R.O.L.A. Days Saturday, but racers and spectators ironically thought to themselves, "At least it's not snowing." Photo by Paul Gregersen/FOCUS

R.O.L.A. Days, 'Rip Roarin' fun

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Minnesotans are known for being practical, grounded people. Garrison Keillor usually attributes it to the harsh realities of winter.


So it may come as a surprise to hear a large group of snowmobile enthusiasts were tearing their sleds through grass in 80-degree heat over the weekend.

Then again, no one ever suggested Minnesotans don't know how to have fun either.

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