Birthplace Worthington, MN, grew up in Spring Valley, MN. Spring Valley High School 1977, Brown Institute Minneapolis. Jobs: Desoto, MO; Ottumwa, IA; North Platte, NE; Des Moines, IA; and Rochester, MN; Started KDHL June 1, 1987. News and Program Director. From 1997-99 left news to join sales dept. Returned News Director 1999, continued sales work. In 2002, 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.
Medford Junior Sets State Wheelchair Discus Record Again
Johnston's record throw was 48 feet 11 inches and his record throw last year was 43 feet 1 inch. The All-Time state record is 58 feet 8 inches set by Mark Braun of Irondale in 2012.
Big Nine Places Nine at State Boys Track and Field
The Big Nine placed nine at the State Meet in St. Paul today.
Faribault’s Gehrke is Minnesota State Shot Put Champion
Friday classmate Lauren Isaacson finished 5th in the Discus to earn All-State honors. The two girls racked up 17 points which placed the Faribault Falcon girls track team in 20th place.
Stillwater Rolls to Class 4A State Softball Championship
In Class 3A the Faribault Falcons are the third straight Big Nine Conference team to win the state title. The #1 seed Falcons were led by junior pitcher McKayla Armbruster's one hitter in a 2-0 win over #2 seed North Branch. It was Armbruster's 15th shutout of the season.
Faribault’s Isaacson All-State in Discus
Class AA Girls team scores after the opening day have Minneapolis Washburn with 20 points, Wayzata 18, Rosemount 16.5 and Farmington 16. Northfield is 7th and Faribault in 16th place.
Faribault Softball is Class 3A State Champion in 2018
In their first trip to the State Softball Tournament is State Class AAA Champion. The Big Nine has dominated in recent years. Mankato West won in 2016, Winona 2017 and Faribault 2018.
Faribault Heritage Days Information on KDHL
The official dates are next week but the Rice County Historical Society has a fundraiser tonight at the Faribault American Legion. Evening out with Charlie Maguire. Social hour is 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 p.m. and program starts 7:00 p.m.
Faribault Softball Plays for State Class 3A Championship
The Friday title game has all the indication of a pitcher's duel with both ladies throwing some serious gas and both having exceptional changeup pitches.
Faribault Chamber Y-Pro Group Featured on KDHL
The purpose of the Y-Pro organization according to the chamber website is to "GROW Yourself, GROW Your Business, GROW Your Community."
Buccaneer Baseball Season Ends Tuesday
Rushford-Peterson wins Section 1A, Caledonia is Section 1AA Champion, Red Wing captures Section 1AAA and Lakeville North is the Section 1AAAA repeat champ.