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Ellsworth native chases storms as a hobby

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Most people's hobbies are commonplace like watching sports, scrapbooking, quilting, playing cards, etc...

Not Allen Patraw. The Ellsworth resident's hobby is chasing storms.


"You can't have a lot of fear," Patraw said, to anyone who ever wants to try it.

Patraw has been chasing storms for about the last 22 years. The interest in weather started when he was young as he was living with his grandparents in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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