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.
Fire Destroys Rural Faribault Garage
The Faribault Fire Department was very busy this morning with a number of calls following lightning strikes.
MSHSL Class 3A State Girls Basketball Top Seeds Advance
Becker will play Mankato East at Noon Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Williams Arena in Semifinals action.
Snowmobile Goes Through Ice on Wells Lake Near Faribault
The Rice County Sheriff's Office would appreciate anyone with information about the owner, driver or anyone involved with the snowmobile to give them a call.
Kasson-Mantorville Advances to Prep Bowl
Southeastern Minnesota did well Thursday with Leroy-Ostrander advancing in 9-man football and Chatfield in Class 2A to the Prep Bowl next weekend.
Faribault Couple Identified in Northern Minnesota House Explosion
The woman was killed and the man was severely injured.
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.