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There’s no place like home

June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Gaining notoriety on the track: Dickinson’s roller derby team to host first home bout

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

More than a year ago, Whitney Johnson wanted to start a roller derby team in Dickinson.
It didn’t take long for the idea to take shape.
The Dickinson roller derby team started practicing March 26, 2013.
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Former Washington state resident brings roller derby to Dickinson

April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Grab your helmet, skates and knee pads, the sport of roller derby has come to Dickinson. Continue Reading

Roller derby grows in popularity as women embrace inner strength

June 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A quick change of name and costume releases a fresh identity and attitude, along with remarkable new powers. Sound familiar? It’s the standard blueprint for the change from mere mortal to superhero. They might not be superheroes, but the women of Forx Roller Derby are using the same formula to turn themselves from professionals, students, mothers and wives into shoe-leather tough goddesses on roller skates. They’re part of a rough-and-tumble sport that is exploding across the region and beyond. Continue Reading

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Duo Hoping to Bring Roller Derby to Devils Lake

May 29, 2012 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Roller derby is a sport that’s gaining popularity fast, with more than 200 leagues nationwide. Continue Reading

Mad the Impaler

April 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND Honors senior straps on skates and attitude to research the femininity of roller derby.
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MARILYH HAGERTY: Women roller skaters get ready to tangle in season opener

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The grown-up girls on roller skates, called the Grand Forks Sugarbeaters, are opening their season Saturday evening in the Alerus Center. And Marilyn will be there. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Grand Forks has room for hockey, symphony and roller derbies

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

October ushers in golden days; La Nina can waitDear Shirley,
I’ll bet you thought my Thursday columns had gone to the dogs. The last two weeks there were letters from Dot.Com, my dachshund in Grand Forks, and Sasha, the dachshund who is her pen pal in Alvarado. Continue Reading

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Jody Norstedt gets a first hand view with roller derby in Fargo Moorhead

September 5, 2011 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) –It’s been around for over 70 years,but recently, the sport of roller derby has exploded in popularity around the upper Midwest. Continue Reading

It’s Grand Forks vs. Fargo at Saturday’s roller derby

April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Forx Roller Derby will host its second home bout, “Hell and High Water,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alerus Center, according to an announcement by the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Continue Reading

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