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.
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.
Holy Attic Residents, It’s National Bat Week
A majority of bats operate at night and live in spooky places.
Minnesota Speed Test Initiative Take the FREE Broadband Test
The goal is to create the most accurate mapping in the nation and give community leaders the tools they need to expand broadband networks.
Minnesota Volleyball Fans Now Allowed in the Stands
I spoke with a few Activities Directors in the KDHL area and some are not happy with the timing of this decision. Many purchased streaming services they would not have purchased had this guideline been in place.
Hissing Masked Bandit Captured Near Wanamingo Elementary School
They did capture and cage the critter
Jennie-O Turkey Store Faribault Business of The Year
The other finalists for Business of The Year were Daikin Applied and Lighthouse Strategic Solutions.
Rice County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Cannon Lake Drowning
Victim identity is being withheld for family notification. Sheriff Dunn told KDHL it would probably be released Friday morning.
Horse with Minnesota Connection Pulled from Kentucky Derby
Finnick the Fierce had been 50 to 1 to win the Kentucky Derby.
Faribault 7th Street Bridge Claims Another Victim
Do you have any suggestions about what could be done to help the situation? Years ago I suggested pulling the railroad bridge out but was told it was the railroad's decision to make.