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.
Keep Butts in Your Vehicle
River Bend Nature Center is a blessing Dienst says, "A lot of fire departments don't have what we have to do grassfire training within the city limits."
Severe Weather Awareness Friday: Extreme Heat
Visit at-risk adults at least twice a day and watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent attention.
Severe Weather Awareness Week Thursday Tornado Drill Day
More information is also available in the form of a podcast on the KDHL Radio and POWER 96 Radio website.
Pony Express Never Used Ponies
The Pony Express ended on October 24, 1861 when the Western Union completed the transcontinental telegraph line at Salt Lake City.
Severe Weather Awareness Tuesday, Storms, Hail, Lightning
Lightning kills around 100 Americans each year with about 300 injuries.
Paradise Center for the Arts Has First Music Concert in Months
The PCA Executive Director believes they are on track to raise the $250,000 needed to receive a match from the City of Faribault so they can end their mortgage.
Three-Time Cancer Survivor Finds Joy During Treatments
Harris joined us on the KDHL AM Minnesota program recalling specific events seared into his memory he would have never experienced had he not had cancer.
Faribault Property Suffers Second Fire in a Month
In a 2019 article the American Red Cross says the odds of your home being destroyed by a fire are approximately 1 in 3,000.
Birdwatching Program at Buckham Library in Faribault
This presentation is open to bird lovers of all ages, but registration is required in advance.
Scam Alert: Department of Transportation Email
Dunn said, "The Department of Transportation in Minnesota definitely does not use their cameras for enforcement purposes."