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 Amateur Baseball is Playing Games
The Minnesota Baseball Association says teams playing without permission will be subject to sanctions and or fines.
Three More Area High Schools Joining Gopher Conference
Now the question is will the league form a couple of divisions.
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.
Rural Faribault Home Flattened in Explosion
The Chief indicated nobody was living in the house.
MSHSL Says No Spring Sports
Board President Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz of Eden Valley-Watkins is quoted, "As a parent of a high school senior, I understand the tremendous impact of this pandemic.
K9 Assists in Million-Dollar Meth Bust on I-35 in Rice County
The amount of methamphetamine located in the vehicle totaled over 25 pounds with packaging. The methamphetamine seized has an approximate street value over nearly 1 million dollars at the gram level.
MSHSL Says Spring Sports Participation Still Suspended
We visited with Faribault Public Schools Superintendent Todd Sesker Monday and asked if the Governor were to declare schools closed through the end of this school year if graduation would be held. Sesker told us it would be their intent to have a "physical graduation" at some point.
Rice County Has Its First Confirmed Case of COVID-19
The news release states, "Limited information indicates the confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis."
POEM: The Coronavirus Boys State High School Basketball Tournament
This is a poem I wrote on the eve of what would have been our 72nd year of baseline to baseline coverage of the MSHSL Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.