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.
Van Ryn Free Throws Seal Faribault Overtime Win
Van Ryn netted 30 points in the foul infested game at Nomeland Gym. The catcher on the State Champion Faribault softball team last spring was 6 for 6 in overtime and 12 of 15 from the free throw line in the game, making her last 12 in a row.
Faribault Boys Hockey Fights Back to Tie John Marshall
Faribault junior Braden Schroeder had a hat trick and classmate Leighton Weasler added three assists in the high scoring game.
Faribault Girls Hockey Rolls to 9-3 Win in Rochester
Junior Olivia Williamson had a 5 point night with two goals and three assists for the Falcons. Junior Haley Lang added 4 points with a pair of goals and a pair of assists for Faribault.
Winterfest Parade Grand Marshal on KDHL Today
On AM Minnesota Wednesday Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President Nort Johnson commented, "Paul is such an asset to this community. He assists with a number of events around town and is always easy to work with."
DeLaSalle, Minneota are #1 in Boys and Girls Basketball Rankings
Northfield is #3 in the Class 3A girls and #16 in the Class 3A boys state rankings.
Faribault Girls Hockey Dropped From Top Twenty
The Lakeville North Panthers are rated #15 in 2A boys with Rosemount and Eagan #17 and #19 respectively.
Winterfest Parade and Fireworks Rescheduled
Last Saturday the Winterfest events were wintered out by the snowstorm that struck the area.
Faribault Boys Hockey Edges Waseca
The Bluejays had more shots on goal (26-20) but it's the pucks that go in that count most. Neither team could generate any scoring on the power play.
Bethlehem Academy Boys Basketball Wins at Triton
Cardinals Head Coach Melissa Hager was very pleased with the 8 total turnovers her team had in the game while Triton finished with 18 turnovers.
Faribault Girls Basketball Succumbs to KoMets Press
Faribault finished the game with 27 turnovers and the KoMets had 27 points off those turnovers.