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 Public Health Director Says Vaccines Are Low
If there is approval soon for a single dose vaccine Rice County Public Health Director Deb Purfeerst says, "That will significantly speed things along."
Kenyon-Wanamingo, Northfield, Owatonna Wrestling Teams Ranked
Kenyon-Wanamingo goes to Kasson-Mantorville Thursday because Pine Island wrestling is quarantined for two weeks.
Faribault Boys Hockey Slow Start to Season
The Falcons boys hockey game is huge because Albert Lea is in the same section.
Rice County Public Health Says Masks Needed After Shots
Rice County Public Health Director Deb Purfeerst says, "It will take all of us to vaccinate. The challenge with the current vaccines is both of them are two doses. That slows you down too when you have two dose vaccines."
Pine Island Winter Fest is a Go
Winter Fest organizers remind everyone by rule of the Governor remember to follow precautions while participating in the festivities.
Rice County COVID Vaccinations Lesson in Patience
Quote from a Rice County Public Health Department news release, "We too are patiently waiting for more vaccines to arrive. The state and federal government drive the vaccine delivery process and timeline."
Rice County Attorney Hopes New Jail Means New Courts
The Rice County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1932.
Matson Inspiration for Bill to Increase Penalties for Injuring Cops
The legislation increases the minimum sentence from 20 years with release under supervision after two-thirds of the sentence is served to life incarceration with a minimum of 30 years in prison before being eligible for release. This is for anyone convicted of attempted first degree murder of a pol…
Still No Identity in Kenyon Fire Death
Lerfald also stated there have been no missing person reports which would help in their investigation.
Minnesota Senator Proposes Upping Penalties for Injuring Cops
Assaulting a police officer is charged as assault in the fourth degree. It becomes a Felony if it causes bodily harm or a person intentionally throws or transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto an officer. Punishment includes not more than 3 years in prison, a $6,000 fine or both.