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 Rural Faribault Garage
The Faribault Fire Department was very busy this morning with a number of calls following lightning strikes.
MSHSL Class 3A State Girls Basketball Top Seeds Advance
Becker will play Mankato East at Noon Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Williams Arena in Semifinals action.
Kasson-Mantorville Advances to Prep Bowl
Southeastern Minnesota did well Thursday with Leroy-Ostrander advancing in 9-man football and Chatfield in Class 2A to the Prep Bowl next weekend.
Fatal Accident Destroys Warsaw Town Hall
Both the vehicle and building started on fire.
Faribault Couple Identified in Northern Minnesota House Explosion
The woman was killed and the man was severely injured.
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.