Star-Tribune loses another beat writer

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Looks like Ben Fredrickson is headed to Fox Sports Midwest. Wonder who they'll find this time?

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Kinda sucks.. I liked Ben.. didn't figure he'd be around too long.. young guy, lots of upward trajectory..
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A friend of mine is the sports editor for the Douglas paper. Dude is the only person I know who is a bigger Wyoming fan than I am. (And has more Wyoming ink at that) I told him to get a resume in. It'd be great if he got the job, he'd be around for the long term.
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That sucks. Ben was a solid balance of perspective on all topics.....not a Wyoming hater or lover.
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J-Rod wrote:That sucks. Ben was a solid balance of perspective on all topics.....not a Wyoming hater or lover.
He didn't have any skin in the game.. just there to do his job, good or bad news.
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Ben's investigative work paid off. DC is surely happy he is leaving though.

Personally, I don't want a cheerleader as a writer. I'd rather have a journalist with an objective view. I think BF provided that. He may have been semi anti-DC, but DC did it to himself with his closed door mentality. I'd be a terrible writer about the Pokes because I have way too much personal interest in the team.
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OrediggerPoke wrote:I'd rather have a journalist with an objective view.
And doesn't have an axe to grind. ;)
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McPeachy wrote:
OrediggerPoke wrote:I'd rather have a journalist with an objective view.
And doesn't have an axe to grind. ;)
Like a certain lady who works/worked for one of the Denver papers. :whistle:
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This is good news for the Cowboys. This clown had an axe to grind and he made passionate music to "cooking w/ Sal" Fritz Shurmurs daughter. Eric Schmoldt is missed compared to the garbage this Fredrickson blew. Good luck you red headed blimp.
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Ben Fred was a great writer! He will be missed. They should go after a guy by the name of Greg Racach who works for the Billings Gazette as a cat/griz guy. He would be perfect
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heh.. Rashac has a pretty good job at the Gazette.. his paper hits more readers than the CST does..
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You never know with the pay and what not... The CST writers seem to move up in the world faster than most Gaz writers. You never know... I also said it would be a good hire not necessarily something that would happen
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OrediggerPoke wrote:Ben's investigative work paid off. DC is surely happy he is leaving though.

Personally, I don't want a cheerleader as a writer. I'd rather have a journalist with an objective view. I think BF provided that. He may have been semi anti-DC, but DC did it to himself with his closed door mentality. I'd be a terrible writer about the Pokes because I have way too much personal interest in the team.
if it seemed he may have not liked DC, maybe it's cuz he's a Mizzou Grad, and still stinging from when he left, just an idea
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OrediggerPoke wrote:Ben's investigative work paid off. DC is surely happy he is leaving though.

Personally, I don't want a cheerleader as a writer. I'd rather have a journalist with an objective view. I think BF provided that. He may have been semi anti-DC, but DC did it to himself with his closed door mentality. I'd be a terrible writer about the Pokes because I have way too much personal interest in the team.
Actually it seemed he had it out for Shyatt, but actually liked DC.
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