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.
Armbruster Throws Another One Hit Shutout for Faribault Softball
Armbruster was very efficient with 67 total pitches, 55 for strikes, she never had a three ball count on a batter. With a 6-1 record the junior right handed thrower has allowed just 20 hits and struck out 91 batters while walking 4.
Big Hats Big Hearts Paradise Fundraiser is this Weekend
Cannon Falls auctioneer Rod Johnson will be conducting his popular Fund A Need segment with proceeds this year going toward technology upgrades at the Paradise.
Faribault Softball Leads Big Nine Conference
Faribault has hit another gear this week with a 9-0 win over a good Rochester Mayo team in Rochester Monday and a 11-0 victory over Red Wing on the roadTuesday.
Faribault Area Chamber Representatives on AM Minnesota 5-2-2018
A Faribault Main Street news release announcing the second year of the contest states, "The Downtown Business Challenge will consist of three rounds, with the winner receiving a prize package valued at more than $20,000."
Faribault High Activities Director and Boys Basketball Coach Needed
it was announced that Ken Hubert, former Activities Director has agreed to take the job on an interim basis while the district looks for a new person. Hubert will begin May 14th and Duchene's last day is May 25th.
Randolph Softball and Baseball Shut Out Kenyon-Wanamingo
Rocket freshman right fielder Meredith Taylor clubbed a two run single to conclude her four hit day. Randolph freshman pitcher Morgyn Otte allowed just one hit while striking out 12 Knight batters
Sophia’s Law Starts and New Biodiesel Standard Today
Sophia's Law is named after a 7 year old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning on her family's boat. Also beginning today Minnesota becomes the first state in the nation to require a 20 percent biodiesel blend in a majority of diesel fuel sold in the state.
Rice County Outdoor Burning Revised and Warning Issued About Mail
The Rice County Sheriff's Office received numerous complaints over the weekend of people going through mailboxes. Authorities took reports from residents in rural Webster, Shieldsville, Lonsdale and the Montgomery Area.
Triton Baseball Sweeps Kenyon-Wanamingo
Triton Sophomore Derek Lilledahl threw a two hitter in the first game and senior Levi Smith allowed just one Knight hit in the second contest.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Discussed on AM Minnesota 4-30-2018
The definition of PTSD by the Mayo Clinic is, "A mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event. Either experienced or witnessed. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety."