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.
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.
Minnesota DNR Reminder: No Ice is 100 Percent Safe
Dienst agrees with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) when they recommend the first thing you should do if you are with someone who breaks through the ice is phone 911
We are All Experiencing Grief During Pandemic Author Says
The Spiritual Educator shares how she plowed through the grief in a recently released book entitled, "Unraveling Grief: A Mother's Spiritual Journey of Healing and Discovery."
Minnesota Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Report
Twelve eligible cities and 261 eligible towns did not request distributions.
Founded by Norwegians, Wanamingo Has Native American Name
Wanamingo, Minnesota is in Goodhue County and was settled by Norwegian immigrants in the 1850's. But its name has a Native American background.
Kenyon Police Chief Applauds Citizens for Big Hearts
Chief Sjolander benefited from Shops with Cops when he was a kid growing up in Austin, Mn.
Minnesota DNR Requests Hunt in Cannon River Wilderness Park
Cannon River Wilderness Park is about 4 miles north of Faribault. 850 acres of woodlands with the Cannon River meandering through it.
Explosive Device Found in Rice County Northfield Township Ditch
Dunn says, "If anyone has information about this or saw anything in the area recently, you are asked to contact the Rice County Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit at 507-334-4391 or Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4475."
Jennie-O Turkey Faribault Provides Free Turkeys for Veterans
The Kenyon Veterans Color Guard is not having any programs in the school or at the nursing home in observance of Veterans due to COVID-19.
Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game Postponed
The Owatonna Huskies have had a representative on all four of the games played at U.S. Bank Stadium.