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.
Remember Parks are Open Playgrounds are Not
Kenyon Police Chief Lee Sjolander told us today there are no blockages of playground equipment in his city and people have been very good about staying indoors.
Emotional Fitness Trainer on KDHL with a Challenge for Us
This has helped transform the lives of a Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a woman in a miserable marriage.
Faribault Chamber President Shares Information About Small Business Assistance
All businesses including non-profits are eligible for the Payroll Protection Program, Veterans organizations, Tribal concerns, the self-employed and independent contractors with 500 or fewer employees. Maximum loan amount up to $10 million.
Kenyon-Wanamingo Moving to Gopher Conference Soon
K-W Activities Director Randy Hockinson says, "For competition purposes this is a good move for us."
Cannon Falls High School Senior Writes to COVID-19
Even in darkness there is much to be thankful for. That is the lesson of COVID-19.
Faribault and Other Area Schools Ready For E-Learning
K-W Elementary Principal Katy Schuerman says educators have done an outstanding job and are ready for distance learning beginning Monday.
Rice County Sheriff Says Governor’s Order Not a Lockdown
The Rice County Sheriff was happy to report their calls for service were down but added he received a call from the State Fire Marshal's Office that the number of arson fires is up relating to juveniles.
Faribault Bell Field Improvements Continue
If there is a high school season the Falcons already have plans to play in Morristown this spring. The Lakers have no home games scheduled in May.
Nerstrand Leading Area in Census Response
Wisconsin leads the nation with 35% response to date. Minnesota is right on their heels with that 34.5% response.
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.