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Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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May 16, 2013
Scott Rall Column: What's more fun than a good dive?
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. I decided that...
May 16, 2013 - 11:14pm
May 9, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Disappearing pasture land accelerates
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. Seed...
May 9, 2013 - 11:19pm
April 26, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: American coots are ugly, but cute
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...
April 26, 2013 - 12:07am
April 18, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Why do we value our resources so lightly?
WORTHINGTON -- So what is a walleye, a deer, or a duck worth? To me, they are worth thousands of dollars. Let me explain. I was reading the Star Tribune website the other day and they were reporting on a poaching ring that was busted in northern Minnesota. There, 31 native and non-native...
April 18, 2013 - 10:13pm
April 11, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Trees, taxes, wildlife habitat all have deadlines
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. I, like almost every other...
April 11, 2013 - 9:11pm
April 5, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Thirty in thirty is a fabulous score
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. Other things do seem to stay in my memory bank for...
April 5, 2013 - 12:11am
March 28, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Where on earth is Wally's Wood Duck World?
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...
March 28, 2013 - 10:45pm
March 21, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Gun safety: Don't ask why, just do it
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. About 11 percent of the population in...
March 21, 2013 - 11:18pm
March 14, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: SCI means more than its initials
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. There...
March 14, 2013 - 11:56pm
March 1, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Flames, barbecue and the outdoor connection
WORTHINGTON -- The human/animal interaction is an ancient attraction handed down for hundreds of thousands of years. We cannot make it go away, but we can ignore it or deny it exists in us. A speaker at the 30th annual Pheasant Fest shared an eye-opening explanation into the human/wild...
March 1, 2013 - 12:54am
February 26, 2013
Column: Time for tax reform
ST. PAUL - For more than a decade, Minnesota has spent more than we raised in revenue, cut essential public services and increased the burden on property taxpayers. State leaders borrowed billions from our school and pushed Minnesota's fiscal challenges off for another day. It is...
February 26, 2013 - 12:00am
February 21, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: What about the frog?
WORTHINGTON -- When I write an outdoor column, which I have done just a handful short of 500 times, I often wonder if the subject matter is as interesting to the readers as it is to me. This column might not be like those other 500 that have come before it, but the content of this...
February 21, 2013 - 9:55pm
February 15, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: It's time for the tough to get going
WORTHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, the tough get going. I wonder who can be credited for that saying? If you are like me, life has a way of never letting you get too comfortable. When I get just enough money saved up to acquire my non-necessary desired purchase, the truck...
February 15, 2013 - 12:18am
February 1, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: Cool by a big measure
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.
February 1, 2013 - 12:16am
January 10, 2013
SCOTT RALL COLUMN: These turn out better than you would ever expect
Now that the pheasant hunting season is over, it's time to try a few new recipes and some old favorites for wild game in my freezer. The biggest challenge with cooking almost all wild game is centered on the hunters' wife.
January 10, 2013 - 6:31pm