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.
Fire Destroys Faribault Home and Shed
The home and the shed are total losses.
Rice County Township Office Filings Begin
Rice County Elections Director is Denise Anderson.
Rice County Elected Officials Salaries Set for 2022
The County Attorney salary was set at $161,200 in 2022 which is a 6.9 percent increase. The Sheriff will be paid $143,312.
Christmas Fire Damages Faribault Home
There were no injuries reported to any occupants of the home or any Faribault firefighters battling the blaze.
Rice County Should be Whipple or Dalby County
I suggested Whipple County for obvious reasons. At least the Dalbys have lived here.
Area Holiday Athletic Happenings This Week
Faribault Bethlehem Academy boys basketball faces Hayfield 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. If they win they are in the title game 7:00 p.m.. If not they play for 3rd Place at 5:15 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo girls are also at Hayfield while boys play in Montgomery Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cost of Passport Book is Going Up
The application fee for a first-time adult passport book moves to $130; the fee for minors will be $100. A $35 fee paid to the acceptance facility remains unchanged. There is no increase in the fee for a passport card or expedited service.
Let’s Play Hockey Updated Rankings Released
Northfield is #15 in boys, #20 in girls rankings. Lakeville South #1 in boys, #8 girls.
My Birthday Wish
Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year to you from me and all of us at KDHL/POWER 96, KFRO/Kat Kountry 105.
K-W Girls Basketball Wins Second Half Against Bethlehem Academy
Turnover totals were 15 for Bethlehem Academy, 13 for Kenyon-Wanamingo.