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 Has a U.S. Olympic Team Connection
Kathy's parents are Leonard and Pat Petricka of Faribault. Kathy is also the Aunt of Faribault High School graduate and Major League Baseball player Jake Petricka.
It’s So Hot a Faribault Dumpster Caught Fire
Because it was garbage on the way to the landfill there will be no investigation into how the dumpster caught fire.
Faribault Car Cruises Back Starting Friday
There will be music downtown courtesy of a DJ. Food trucks will have items available. There are some great eating establishments in downtown Faribault to enjoy also.
Meet the New Faribault Fleckenstein Bluffs Park
Fleckenstein was chosen because of it's proximity to the old brewery site.
MSHSL State Speech Tournament is This Weekend
Cannon Falls has several students participating. There are also representatives of Kenyon-Wanamingo, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, Le Sueur-Henderson, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Northfield, Pine Island, Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Scam Alert: Department of Transportation Email
Dunn said, "The Department of Transportation in Minnesota definitely does not use their cameras for enforcement purposes."
Minnesota Gun Permits Issued Set Record in 2020
In Rice County a permit was denied because the applicant was a registered predatory offender. Another person had 13 driving revocations.
Is It 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…
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.
Pine Island Winter Fest is a Go
Winter Fest organizers remind everyone by rule of the Governor remember to follow precautions while participating in the festivities.