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.
Faribault’s Bell Field Home to a Dugout Duck
The field is named after former Faribault Mayor Hadley Bell.
Morristown Gun Club to Host Youth Trap League
This will be individual competition, not team.
Paradise Center for the Arts Extends Events Closure
Executive Heidi Nelson will join us Thursday at 9:30 a.m. on the KDHL AM Minnesota program to give us more details.
Minnesotans Beware of Mosquitoes
The average mosquito lives about a month. Males less than a week, females about one to two months. Only the females bite.
Rice County Board Passes Police Week Proclamation
Dunn told commissioners plants were being delivered to the widows of Rice County Deputies Terry Hanson and John Liebenstein Tuesday so they know their sacrifice is not forgotten. The two were killed in the line of duty in separate events over 20 years ago.
Rice County Road 76 Reconstruction Project On Hold Indefinitely
The acquisition required a court hearing according to state law. Due to COVID-19 a court hearing date was indefinitely postponed.
Rice County Farm Field Remains Identified
The cause of Mr. Ramirez's death is still under investigation.
Faribault Home Destroyed by Fire Sunday
The Faribault Fire Department and the Faribault Police Department performed an investigation on the fire. We were able to verify that a child in the home was playing with a lighter and caused the fire.
An Open Letter to Gov. Walz About Graduations and Opening Businesses
Governor Walz, please trust your fellow citizens to open their businesses with social distancing in mind. Like at the two events I attended over the last few days.
Minnesota American Legion Baseball Cancelled
Minnesota American Legion Baseball started in 1923. The first state tournament was held in Mankato in 1926 and one has been held every year since.