I was born in Worthington, MN, and grew up in Spring Valley, MN, where I graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1977 and later the Brown Institute Minneapolis. I've worked in Desoto, MO; Ottumwa, IA; North Platte, NE; Des Moines, IA; and Rochester, MN; Started KDHL June 1, 1987, where I serve as the News and Program Director. From 1997-99, I left news to join sales dept. and returned as the News Director in 1999, continued sales work. In 2002, I also became the Sports Director. Awards: Associated Press in NE in 1985 and 1986, best small market newscast and best documentary both years. Documentary on the 10th anniversary of the exit from Vietnam selected best documentary regardless of market size. In Faribault, News Network awards. 2001, MN Emergency Management Directors Outstanding Media Award. 2009 and 2011, the Region One athletic directors award. October 2014, Angelo Giuliani Award from MN High School Baseball Coaches Assn. 2013 President's Call To Service Award from Barack Obama. 2014, Book of Golden Deeds Award Faribault Exchange Club. 2017 Faribault Daily News Lifetime Achievement Award. Voice of the Carleton Knights since 2003.
Faribault 7th Street Bridge Claims Another Victim
Do you have any suggestions about what could be done to help the situation? Years ago I suggested pulling the railroad bridge out but was told it was the railroad's decision to make.
An Open Letter to Gov. Walz About Graduations and Opening Businesses
Governor Walz, please trust your fellow citizens to open their businesses with social distancing in mind. Like at the two events I attended over the last few days.
Minnesota Historical Society Wants Your Story
There is also the opportunity on the website to make a donation to help them continue their mission of preserving Minnesota history for future generations.
Rural Faribault Home Flattened in Explosion
The Chief indicated nobody was living in the house.
Faribault Fire Chief Discusses Holiday Safety on KDHL
Did you know more than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles? Did you know that more than two of every five decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source?
Cannon Falls Area Farmer Killed in Tractor Rollover
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released Tuesday when all family members have been notified.
Drugs Seized with Street Value of $350,000 in Southern Minnesota
The drugs have a street value of approximately $350,000 according to authorities.
Faribault Fire Chief Says Be Safe this Thanksgiving
Nationally the top cause of home fires is cooking.
Rice County Head-On Accident Resulted in No Deaths
Upon investigation it was learned a pickup driven by Aaron J. Green, age 26, of Faribault collided with a vehicle driven by Brady A. Wallert, age 19, of Medford. Sheriff Troy Dunn says, "Both drivers will be cited for failure to wear seatbelts."
Lakeville North Wins State Semi Football Showdown
Lakeville North running back Brian Curtis Junior would carry the ball 25 times for 214 yards and Raja Nelson would add 174 yards on 23 carries.