It has been a fun few weeks here at the Daily Globe World Headquarters.
How often do you get to say that about their job?
Well, this time, I get to.
Sometimes you go into a story knowing it’s going to be great. And others, you aren’t so sure. But each one is unique in its own way.
Recently, I knew I was in for some fun times.
It started a couple weeks ago at the Worthington Area YMCA. It was the annual Twins Caravan. Players Brian Duensing and Ryan Pressly made the trip to Worthington with TV announcer Dick Bremer.
As a member of the media, you have some special privileges. One of those is being able to have one-on-one interviews with important people. These two Twins players are pretty important.
But that was just the beginning.
A few days later, I talked with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. He had released his bonding bill proposal, which included money for projects in southwest Minnesota.
However, my political interviews weren’t over quite yet.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Al Franken graced Worthington with his presence. It’s always interesting talking to Franken. I don’t remember him on Saturday Night Live, but I hear he was pretty good. From listening to him talk last week, I believe it. Even though the topic — Lewis and Clark Regional Water System — was very serious, there were a few times Franken cracked jokes.
Then, Tuesday I talked with an athlete who competed at the recent X Games in Colorado.
He didn’t win — this time around — but I had a feeling I was talking to a future star in his sport. A native of Windom, Travis Muller has bright things ahead of him. He was a great interview and I am excited to share his story later this week.
So between professional athletes who have already made it to one who is up and coming to state politicians to national politicians, it’s been a busy few weeks.
But then it got me thinking. I wonder who is the most difficult person to get an interview with. At the Daily Globe, we don’t exactly have the same clout as say a New York Times or Washington Post. I don’t think we can call up any movie star or the president and ask for an interview.
Someday, perhaps, but I don’t think that’s possible right now.
But after the interviews I’ve done in the last few weeks, I’m not counting anything out quite yet.