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. Thomas Academy Wins 3A Baseball Title with Two Hits
The Red Knights defeated the Cadets May 20th 9-0
Hilltoppers of Duluth on Top of Class AA Baseball
The Hilltoppers scored a run in the sixth and 3 runs in the top of the 7th to win their first state title.
BOLD Pitcher Throws One Hitter at Target Field
BOLD is comprised of the communities of Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian-Danube.
St. Paul Man Sentenced in Rice County Distracted Driving Case
Gibson pled guilty to Criminal Vehicular Homicide in 2018 and was given a stayed sentence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's determination that probation was appropriate and ordered Gibson to be re-sentenced in April.
Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Friday in Bloomington
In addition to Tommy Brandt and the Lundstroms the Minnesota Gospel Opry Band and Singers will be performing.
Friendship Wagon Train Treks From Northfield to Kiester
One hundred percent of the donations collected will go to Special Olympics of Minnesota. Souvenirs are available from the Wagon Train Peddler Wagon. T-shirts and and hats.
Elko Defeats Faribault Lakers at Bell Field
The Lakers are now 7-8 and host Lonsdale Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Faribault Superintendent Tells City Council Levy Request is Coming
Sesker told the Council meeting as a Joint Committee the local Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the effort as well as school staff and students.
Falcon Softball Player Named Ms. Softball Finalist
A news release states the finalists were selected by a panel of high school and college coaches as well as professional scouts. "Athletic and character attributes as wells as season accomplishments were considered by award voters.
Rice County Commissioners Meet with MNDOT District Planner
County Commissioner Galen Malecha of Northfield praised Lukes for saying something he said he has never heard in his time on the county board. That they wanted to work with the county on their transportation issues.