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.
Cannon Lake Victim Identified in Rice County
Preliminary investigation found no trauma and no foul play suspected. No cause of death has been determined.
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.
Faribault Airport Building Now Open Two Years After Tornado
The Airport Advisory Board wants to extend the runway 200 feet so corporate jets can land in Faribault.
Brighten Soldier Days Assisting Faribault and Owatonna BTYR
The goal is 900 packs. Dunn says, "We are told if we get anything over 900 packs they will donate some of these things to orphanages in Africa."
Faribault Fire Prevention Week Open House Another COVID Casualty
Cooking fires are the leading cause of U.S. home fires. Nearly half (49%) of all home fires involve cooking equipment. Unattended cooking is the top cause of kitchen fires.
Rice County Fair Bathroom Building is Gone
Some CARES Act funding is being used to complete the replacement. The vote was unanimous to advertise for bids in the Fairgrounds Bathroom Renovation Project. Those bids are scheduled to be opened later this month.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Take Out is Saturday
Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield, Mn. is the state's largest all-volunteer celebration.
Faribault Bethlehem Academy Christens New Greenhouse
New BA ag teacher Casi Story was introduced at the event. Story lives on her family farm in Kenyon.
Faribault Educational History is Unique
Shattuck St. Mary's is Minnesota's third oldest school for high school aged students.
Fairmont Rolls Over St. Patrick for Class C Baseball Title
Next year Chaska, Waconia and Hamburg are to host. In 2022 the 99th Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament is scheduled to be in Faribault, Dundas and Miesville.