Field Notes: Inside a North Star Roller Girls bout

Six teams of tough women on skates jostle competitively in Minneapolis’ flat track roller derby league, known as the North Star Roller Girls. The league is well into its 2013-14 season,  and its next bout is this weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Producer Melissa Townsend went to a recent roller derby bout and has this report from the event.

Photos courtesy of the North Star Roller Girls, Hilary Smith