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.
Minnesota Radon Expert Encourages Testing Your Home Due to COVID
Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health authority on radon says from staying home more due to the pandemic we might be more exposed to the radioactive gas.
Dodge Center Man Identified in Kenyon Fatal Fire
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office news release states, "Our investigation indicates that accidental carbon monoxide asphyxiation may have been the result. During this investigation there has never been any indication of foul play."
Faribault 7th Street Bridge Claims Another Victim
Do you have any suggestions about what could be done to help the situation? Years ago I suggested pulling the railroad bridge out but was told it was the railroad's decision to make.
Rice County Man Dies in ATV Accident
48 year old David Otto Schultz of Nerstrand was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Owatonna Man Saved by Family from Possible Drowning
Sheriff Dunn told KDHL this morning Mejia is in stable condition and responsive so some lifesaving awards might be given.
Faribault 4th of July Fireworks Get Nod by City Council
The formal vote will be taken at the next Faribault City Council meeting.
Rice County Farm Field Remains Identified
The cause of Mr. Ramirez's death is still under investigation.
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.
Human Remains Found in Rice County Farm Field
Foul play is not suspected and no gender was revealed in the news release.