John Myers: Call me, and let's go fishing
I need your help. Pick up the phone and let me know what you like to do outdoors. And then invite me along. I'm waiting at 218-723-5344. Or, pop an email to email@example.com. Starting this week, I'm taking reins of the Duluth News Tribune's ...
I need your help.
Pick up the phone and let me know what you like to do outdoors.
And then invite me along.
I'm waiting at 218-723-5344. Or, pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Starting this week, I'm taking reins of the Duluth News Tribune's Outdoors section as Sam Cook retires.
That's the way this will work. You call me with a great idea. I agree. We meet up and have a blast doing something outside. Then I come back and write about it. Then thousands of people will read about it in the News Tribune, one of our many partner newspapers and online.
Yes, your friends might rib you. But you will have shared the essence of why you live in the Northland, why you love to be outdoors, why it means so much more than just a fish or a deer or a day on the trail.
That's what this Outdoors section is all about. We'll tell stories and provide news on the gamut of outdoor activities across the Northland. It's not just what I do for my job, though. It's part of who I am. I already spend much of my free time and energy (and money - ask my wife) pursuing outdoor adventures. Now, I'll be writing about them, too.
After more than 30 years at the News Tribune covering everything from state Capitol politics, forest fires and floods to murders, mayhem and mining, I'm turning my full-time focus to the outdoors and natural resources.
It's already been a big part of my work, really, covering invasive species in our lakes, the plight of Minnesota's missing moose and Isle Royale's wolves as well as keeping you up to date on plans to bring elk back to eastern Minnesota and save caribou on Lake Superior islands. (A few people might recall I did outdoors full-time for a couple of years back in the early 2000s when the News Tribune briefly had two outdoor writers.)
But I need your help. I can't do this without you. Nobody wants to read about me. Honest. They want to read about you and your friends and your family and what you do outdoors. So I need your ideas, your stories, your news tips, your crazy way of doing something better or more or different than anyone else.
I need you to invite me along on your boat, your kayak, into your duck or deer camp, along on your hiking trail or to your next outdoor club meeting.
So, please, pick up the phone. There are no bad ideas here. Don't be bashful.
Did I mention I'm waiting at 218-723-5344 and email@example.com ? Then let's get outdoors.