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.
Rice County Commissioner Incumbents Move to General Election
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell had the most votes of three individuals on the primary ballot with 2,489. David Ludescher will be her opponent in November after receiving 822 primary votes.
Faribault Extends Season with Win at Home
Lane went the distance with 114 total pitches thrown, 81 strikes. He walked two batters, one intentionally and recorded 8 strikeouts.
Faribault School Board Votes for COVID-19 School Plan
Superintendent Sesker made it clear the vote only states the District's intent at this time and the official announcement will be made August 17th for opening day this fall.
Rice County Man Dies in ATV Accident
48 year old David Otto Schultz of Nerstrand was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Union Hill Rides 4 Home Runs to Win Over Faribault
The Lakers host Shakopee Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in do or die action. Union Hill travels to St. Patrick Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. The winner advances to state in the modified double elimination tournament.
Cannon Falls Meyers Blanks Stewartville-Racine
7:00 p.m. today it's Cannon Falls and Wanamingo.
Rice County Relay For Life a Huge Success
Scores and scores of vehicles came through the Rice County Fairgrounds. Many from the Car Cruise held downtown. No count was taken but the vehicles had to number over 400.
Faribault Superintendent Thankful Governor Allowed Local Plans
Buses will operate at 50 percent capacity.
Minnesota Weekly COVID-19 Report Shows Death Rate Down
The Minnesota Department of Health says on their website, "Many people with COVID-19 are not tested, so the laboratory confirmed cases in this report represent only a fraction of the total number of people in Minnesota who have had COVID-19.
Rice County Relay Drive Through Event Friday Night
The event will be live on the Rice County Relay Facebook page.