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.
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.
Section 1A and 1AA Girls Basketball Results Show One Upset
Quarterfinal round Section 1A games are Monday at Rochester Century and Rochester Lourdes High School. Section 1AA plays at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center Arena and Auditorium.
Minnesota High School Football Rankings Week One
Grand Meadow, BOLD, Caledonia, Rochester Lourdes, SMB-Wolfpack, Owatonna, Eden Prairie top their class in the first week of Associated Press Minnesota High School Football Rankings.
Cannon Falls Area Farmer Killed in Tractor Rollover
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released Tuesday when all family members have been notified.
Drugs Seized with Street Value of $350,000 in Southern Minnesota
The drugs have a street value of approximately $350,000 according to authorities.
Deceased Man Found in Rice County Identified
Rice County officials identified the man, David Amundson, 44, of New Prague, Minnesota. Amundson was found in a field near his vehicle at 30th Street West and Halstad Avenue in Wheatland Township.
Faribault Fire Chief Says Be Safe this Thanksgiving
Nationally the top cause of home fires is cooking.
Rice County Head-On Accident Resulted in No Deaths
Upon investigation it was learned a pickup driven by Aaron J. Green, age 26, of Faribault collided with a vehicle driven by Brady A. Wallert, age 19, of Medford. Sheriff Troy Dunn says, "Both drivers will be cited for failure to wear seatbelts."