Engineering students at the U of MN took a classic science experiment a bit further to win a $25,000 prize and a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Student and rocket team leader Kevin Schrader joined WTIP’s Dave TerSteeg to share the story of winning the Bayer-Big Ten Alka Rocket Challenge with a super-lightweight rocket, powered by fizzy tablets.
Summer is the time for baseball all over the country, and in Minnesota that’s no different. The history of baseball in Minnesota, however, has included one of the greatest players you’ve probably never heard of, John Donaldson, African American pitcher in the Pre-Negro Leagues and Negro Leagues. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author Peter Gorton about John Donaldson during the very early days of baseball here in Minnesota and how he has established a network for collecting baseball’s lost history.