Globe 150th: Reporter for The Hill recalls the Globe's family-like atmosphere

"I couldn’t have asked for a kinder, more welcoming community to cover, too."

Karl Evers-Hillstrom
Karl Evers-Hillstrom
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As a young journalist, I couldn’t have asked for better mentors than Ryan (McGaughey), Julie (Buntjer) and many others at this fantastic newspaper. I knew how to write, but they taught me how to find the story and connect with the community.

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The Globe feels more like a family than a business. The day didn't always end when we were off the clock: I fondly remember fishing sessions, nerdy baseball card games and pot-luck dinners with my awesome coworkers.

I couldn’t have asked for a kinder, more welcoming community to cover, too. My favorite part of the job was hearing from folks about an article they enjoyed, whether it was a scoop about an exciting new development or a feature about a beloved Worthington resident. Those conversations made all of the hard work and the long hours worth it. They reminded me why I got into journalism, and why local reporting is just so important.

Southwest Minnesota is fortunate to have such a dedicated team working to ensure that folks stay informed about their community. Here’s to another 150 years at The Globe!

Karl Evers-Hillstrom
Business and lobbying reporter
The Hill, Washington, D.C.

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