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.
Garage Lost in Faribault Fire
Faribault Fire and Police did an investigation and ruled the fire was accidental.
Faribault Emergency Management Director Talks COVID
In addition to the fairgrounds Dienst says the Faribault Public Works Shop might be a good location for a mass vaccination event.
Easier to Vote in Minnesota Than Get a DNR Combination License
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sells a combination Sports license, valid for fishing for both spouses, small game for one spouse, includes two state trout stamps, and waterfowl and pheasant stamps for one spouse. It also offers the choice of a firearm, archery or muzzleloader deer li…
Rice SWCD Official Says Bounty May Be Needed on Beavers
"A lot of the counties across the state pay a bounty on beavers to get people to come in and remove them. It's something to consider in the future here." Steve Pahs, Rice SWCD District Manager stated.
COVID-19 is Impacting Emergency Food Access in RIce County
The new Faribault food shelf is being modeled after the "Supershelf" that was built at the Northfield Community Action Center.
Minnesota High School Boys and Girls Hockey Rankings
These are the latest Minnesota High School girls and boys hockey rankings.
Faribault Chamber President Excited for New Year
Johnson talked about the 2021 Executive Committee for the Chamber Board of Directors. They represent a cross-section of business leaders in Faribault and some added diversity reflecting the community.
Minnesota’s Coldest Temperature Recorded Feb. 2, 1996
There is a listing of each state's record low recorded temperature. Hawaii is 12 above. The only state with a record low above 0 F.
Minnesota Radon Expert Encourages Testing Your Home Due to COVID
Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health authority on radon says from staying home more due to the pandemic we might be more exposed to the radioactive gas.
South Central College Announces Program for Faribault High School
Superintendent Sesker said, "We could not have done this, had that operating levy not been passed."