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
I was very surprised at the number of reader contacts I received about my column a few weeks back on the American Coot. I got lots of calls, emails and stops on the street. There are still plenty of them around town but they are no longer walking around in the snow.
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 — I think it matters very little if you love them or hate them, this animal will always find a way into your field of vision. In fact, if you live in Worthington, you will very often find them under the wheels of your car.
WORTHINGTON — The only person who isn’t neck deep in work today is the person who is not responsible for even one tree. I drove to my office on Thursday to write this column and I told my Mrs. that I had never seen anything like this in 50-plus years.
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 — 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 — Training a dog is pretty fun stuff.
When I see dogs do certain things, I just wonder how they can be taught the wide variety of tasks they seem to do so well. If you think about it, there is an exhaustive list of things a dog can be trained to do.
WORTHINGTON — Last week, I wrote about a spearing outing that took place on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in north central Minnesota.
When I think about the diversity in nature, I continue to be overwhelmed. We have a certain number of fish species in southwest Minnesota and I know them all to a point.
Last week, I explained how I had turned over the management of our bee hives to someone much better at it than I was.
I would have stuck it out until I could have done it myself, if I hadn’t become so dangerously allergic to additional bee stings.
What I am not giving up on is my novice spearing career.
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