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October 17, 2011

Talk Derby to Me: Maidens 19, Babes 187

by Doug MacRostie

The enthusiastic explosion of Women’s Roller Derby is the best thing to happen in Northern Minnesota since Bob Dylan’s Hibbing disassociation fed a generation’s musical hunger for free expression. I love the fast action, energetic atmosphere of LOCAL teams playing their hearts out – something that’s lost even at the college level.


Bemidji’s Babe City Rollers (aka Babes) were the first team to get started in this region and helped inspire the founding of the Grand Rapid’s area Iron Range Maidens (aka Maidens), and it has been a long time coming to see these two teams finally go at it!

April 15, 2011

Derby Double Header in Bemidji [Revised]

by Doug MacRostie

The last home bout for Bemidji’s Babe City Rollers is tomorrow, Sat. April 16th, at the John Glas Field House at BSU, doors at 6pm.

The event starts off with the Babe’s B-Squad taking on The Iron Range Maidens, a new league that formed in Grand Rapids last summer. Then the Babe’s A-Squad takes on the Thunderbay Roller Derby League which is sure to be some intense action.

While it was fun watching a mixer or two, I am pumped for a full-on bout… GO BABES!

March 4, 2011

The Women of Roller Derby

by Doug MacRostie

The Women of Roller Derby is an intimate view into the life of derby girls. Produced by Doug MacRostie for Northern Community Radio’s Culturology on 91.7 KAXE.

The Women of Roller Derby

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January 22, 2011

Talk Derby To Me

by Doug MacRostie

Last summer I had the opportunity to go through documentary production training with two pros, Milt and Jamie Lee. At that time, Flat Track Roller Derby was just starting to explode in Northern MN and I really wanted to find out about the women who were getting dressed up to knock each other down. Here it is half a year later and my production is going to debut this week during Cultulogy on the 91.7 KAXE Morning Show, Thursday morning at 8 (streaming at I am working on that perfect “final mix”.

I’ll be writing about the actual piece, “The Women of Roller Derby”, and what it is, for the KAXE blog. Here, I am going to write about what this experience has been like for me.


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