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.
St. Patrick Rolls Over Faribault Lakers
Lakers host Prior Lake Mudcats Friday 7:30 p.m. then go to Webster Sunday 2:00 p.m. St. Patrick travels to Montgomery Wednesday 8:00 p.m. then hosts Webster Saturday and Stillwater Sunday. Both games scheduled to start 2:00 p.m.
Faribault Lakers Drown in River Falls Hits
Mike Carpentier had 2 hits, Danny Pierce added a double for the only Faribault hits in the game.
Dodge County Cruises by Wanamingo in Hayfield
The Jacks are scheduled to play at Pine Island 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Dodge County travels to Owatonna Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Cannon Falls Still Leads Goodhue County in COVID Cases
Total number of Goodhue County tests administered 6,998 with 2.2% the positive rate.
Carleton College Cancels Fall 2020 Sports
MIAC Commissioner Dan McKane told KDHL, "The MIAC is planning on playing this fall. We are still figuring out how to make this fall safe."
Wanamingo Roundabout Opens Tomorrow Morning
MnDOT says the Wanamingo roundabout cost $1.77 million dollars.
Faribault Lakers Blank Shakopee Coyotes
Francis and Lane combined to limit the Coyotes to 4 hits.
Northfield School Superintendent Says Fall Could be Interesting
Dr. Hillmann says, "The current CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines would allow for 13 students to be transported on a 77 passenger bus. You don't need to have taken calculus to know that doesn't work."
Trench Collapse in Faribault has Happy Ending
Dienst says firefighters train every year on trench rescues.
Faribault Blue Collar Festival Cancelled
"The Federal Government has not passed a resolution to allow organizers harmless from COVID lawsuits. This means that we cannot get insurance for the festival."