Birthplace Worthington, MN, grew up in Spring Valley, MN. Spring Valley High School 1977, Brown Institute Minneapolis. Jobs: Desoto, MO; Ottumwa, IA; North Platte, NE; Des Moines, IA; and Rochester, MN; Started KDHL June 1, 1987. News and Program Director. From 1997-99 left news to join sales dept. Returned News Director 1999, continued sales work. In 2002, 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.
Tornado Cleanup Information on KDHL
It is not official yet but speculation at this point seems to be that Faribault was hit by four tornadoes and Rice County had six tornadoes. Dienst was unsure when the National Weather Service would make their official assessment public.
Two H-V-L Schools Top Class 2A Volleyball Poll
Another member of the conference, Kenyon-Wanamingo is rated #6. The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers dropped to #3 in Class 1A due to results in the Class A Volleyball Showcase Tournament held in Burnsville over the weekend.
Minnesota High School Football Standings Week 4
There were some upsets in week four making the district standings very interesting.
City of Faribault to Declare a State of Emergency
Faribault Emergency Management Director/Fire Chief Dustin Dienst will be on our KDHL AM Minnesota program this morning to give some information to the public.
Cannon Falls Reports Widespread Storm Damage
Chief McCormick also reminds the citizens of his city to, "Report anything suspicious that they may see or hear as soon as possible so an officer can check on what is occurring."
Faribault Suffers Extensive Damage in Storm
A National Weather Service damage assessment team will be in the area Friday to survey the damage and determine if a tornado or straight line winds caused the destruction.
Divine Mercy Catholic Church Spirit Fest is This Weekend
Father Kevin said Spirit Fest is, "All about sharing the spirit of Divine Mercy Catholic Church with the entire community."
Medford and Randolph Receive Votes in Latest Football Rankings
The top teams in most of the classes stayed the same .
Rice County Sheriff Warns of More IRS Scams
Dunn told us none of the people who contacted his office sent any money and he appreciates it when people contact his office and inform them about receiving these letters.
Faribault Area Chamber Events Highlighted on KDHL
Tomorrow evening it's the 26th Annual Taste of Faribault at the American Legion. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.