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2,000-mile motorized wheelchair journey brings man through Hastings

Published 06/30/2010, The Hastings Star-Gazette

On June 1, the back tires of Robert Van Vranken II’s motorized wheelchair were resting in the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca. By November, Van Vranken hopes the front tires of his wheelchair will touch the waters of the Gulf of Mexico near where the Mississippi’s route ends in New Orleans.

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