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.
Cannon Falls Woman Injured in Accident During Parade
Laura Stolper, 66, of Cannon Falls was on the Cannon Valley Senior Center float when she lost her balance and fell to the ground. Stolper was then run over by the back trailer wheels according to eyewitness accounts.
Gas Grill Starts Multiple Faribault Mobile Homes on Fire
Somehow during grilling the 20 pound liquid petroleum (LP) cylinder fell off it's holder and the hose broke. This released pressurized LP which started the fire. Chief Dienst said today, "It was basically a flame thrower."
Drugs Seized with Street Value of $350,000 in Southern Minnesota
The drugs have a street value of approximately $350,000 according to authorities.
Deceased Man Found in Rice County Identified
Rice County officials identified the man, David Amundson, 44, of New Prague, Minnesota. Amundson was found in a field near his vehicle at 30th Street West and Halstad Avenue in Wheatland Township.
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.
Edina Wins Third Straight Girls AA Swim Title
The Owatonna Huskies were the only Big Nine Conference team to score at the Class AA State Girls Swimming and Diving Meet on the University of Minnesota Campus.
Rice County Sheriff Says Be Careful Around Ice
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says, "If you do make the conscious decision to go onto the ice, you are not only endangering your life but the lives of the rescuers asked to save you. Please take extra measures if you still choose to go onto the ice."
Owatonna Man Injured in Head-On Crash with Semi in Rice County
Eric John Wermerskirchen's SUV crossed the centerline and collided with the semi. The State Patrol report says he was not wearing a seat belt.