REPRINT 1985: Scott Rall Was Ad Rep; Is Outdoors Columnist
Our current outdoors columnist, Scott Rall, was once an advertising representative for the Daily Globe, in 1985.
Looks like he's rocking a Cosby sweater here, and if so, he's lucky--the sweaters ... Posted on 10/6/10 at 11:00 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Worthington in the News
Lately, southwest Minnesota has cropped up a lot in a variety of online locales. Here are a few instances:
An article from the Pioneer Press featuring Gary Crippen, a retired appellate judge, who... Posted on 1/20/10 at 1:00 PM
All across Minnesota and the upper Midwest for that matter, pasture land is disappearing. It is not getting sucked up into an alien spaceship or anything like that but it is disappearing nonetheless. What is making it disappear? The answer is some more endless rows of corn and beans.
WORTHINGTON — There are some folks who can remember a weather event from 30 years ago, or if it snowed last Halloween. I, for one, cannot. If there is not a record kept, I don’t do well in total recall of those types of events.
WORTHINGTON — Where on earth is Wally’s Wood Duck World?
This is the name of a pheasant hunting spot Thad Lambert and I used to frequent east of Worthington. It was a shallow slough that never had any water in it in the fall, but seemed to be a paradise for a large number of wood ducks in southwest Minnesota during the spring and summer months when it was still wet.
WORTHINGTON — Dad doesn’t hunt, mom wouldn’t even hold a gun and junior has no interest, why on earth would I send my child to a firearms safety training program?
What a great question and one I would like to take a few paragraphs to answer.
WORTHINGTON — If you visit the Sioux Falls Zoo and, if you are like me, you will get wide-eyed when you get a chance to look over all of the different wild animals that are displayed in the lobby area. Many, if not most, of these large mammals will be from other continents.
WORTHINGTON — When I listen to nation-wide radio or watch national news, it makes me feel pretty good to live in the midwest.
We don’t have super storms like Sandy to deal with and there are no earthquakes or giant mud slides that threaten our existence. We have an occasional tornado and they can be very destructive, but it’s not like they happen every week.
WORTHINGTON — I was hoping to make it ’til the New Year without any snow.
No snow at all would have been better.
A few inches of rain in March needs no shoveling.
But the snow is here and that is to be expected. And with the snow comes the winding down of the season’s hunting opportunities, with the pheasant hunting season closing Jan. 1.
WORTHINGTON — There isn’t a dog owner on Earth who hasn’t bragged about the performance of his or her hunting dog at one time or another. Hunting dogs can do some amazing things. Some dog owners can’t stop talking about it.
WORTHINGTON — What or who is a trapper? What a rare and endangered breed they are.
Fifty years ago, trapping was like hunting. If you lived in the country, almost every kid trapped and hunted. I can remember, as a kid, trapping gophers on my grandpa’s farm near the tiny town of Wetonka in north central South Dakota.
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