November 11, 1975 - With the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald the day prior during a gale storm on Lake Superior, MPR’s Dick Daly interviews Dr. Julius Wolff, a maritime historian at University of Minnesota Duluth, about the dangerous history of shipping on the massive lake in November.
November 11, 1975 - MPR’s Claudia Hampston talks with Erling Hanson, of the Harbormasters' Club, to get his reaction of news that the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a gale storm on November, 10th 1975.
August 8, 1977 - In November 1975, the giant ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald plunged to the bottom of Lake Superior during a storm. The marine board of investigation determined that the Fitzgerald's hatches failed, and the ship sank in a few seconds.
July 5, 1978 - MPR’s John Ydstie walks through the town of Gary, Minnesota after a tornado demolished much of the town. Ydstie interviews numerous residents as they work to recover and clean-up.
July 6, 1978 - MPR’s Gary Eichten checks in with regional reporters on the historic flooding that hit the city of Rochester. After torrential rain, the Zumbro River overflowed and is causing extensive damage to area.
November 10, 1980 - A storm chronology of the Lake Superior gale storm on November 10, 1975, that sank the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a massive iron ore carrier.
June 15, 1981 - MPR’s Lee Axdahl reports from Roseville, where a tornado struck the afternoon of June 14, 1981. Storm caused multiple damage and injuries.
June 15, 1981 - MPR’s Dale Connelly interviews Peggy Hawkins, who witnessed the tornado that struck Roseville. Hawkins was in the parking lot of Target as storm struck, and describes a destructive scene.
June 15, 1981 - MPR’s Linda Peinovich interviews meteorologist John Graff, who describes the path and destruction of tornado that struck areas of Twin Cities on June 14, 1981. Graff notes it was a singular tornado that made a straight line through the metro.
January 28, 1986 - Live coverage immediately after the space shuttle Challenger explosion. The shuttle exploded during ascension about a minute after launch. Program presents various reports and sounds upon aftermath of disaster. This was the 25th shuttle mission, and first loss in space shuttle program.