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.
Faribault Community Fundraiser for Police is Next Weekend
One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will be give to the Faribault Police Department for safety equipment and a fund for officers to use for mental health concerns.
Faribault Fire Chief Says Talking Smoke Detector Most Effective
Dienst told us he has a smoke detector that talks in his home and revealed studies have been conducted that indicate a talking smoke detector is the most effective in waking people up. Particularly children.
Minnesota High School Football Rankings Sees Cannon Falls Drop
The Faribault Falcons were dropped from the Class 4A rankings and Bethlehem Academy Cardinals are no longer in the Class A listings despite suffering just one loss this season.
Faribault City Council Likes Hometown Hero Banners Idea
Current and past military members could be honored by the community. The banners would have a picture of the Hometown Hero. They would replace some of the current banners in the downtown area.
Kenyon-Wanamingo Volleyball Wins Homecoming Match
A number of volleyball scores were not reported Tuesday night but we did track down many from the area you can check out.
Kenyon-Wanamingo Volleyball Back Among State Elite
Several Faribault area teams are among the state's best in their respective classes. The Big Nine has 2, Hiawatha Valley League 3, Gopher 2, ranked teams.
Paradise in Faribault is Nearing Paradise
Heidi Nelson also gave details about arts education classes, theater, comedy and musical acts coming to Faribault this month.
Rice County Health Department Director Says COVID Still Prevalent
Purfeerst did say when you are eligible to receive the booster shot get it. She added you can get a influenza vaccine and the booster at the same time if you want to.
Kenyon Historical Society Hosts Cemetery Walk
There is no charge to attend the event. Free-will donations supporting the Kenyon Area Historical Society will be accepted.
Bethlehem Academy Wins Homecoming Football Game
BA Head Coach Jim Beckmann told KDHL on the Faribault Coaches Show at Bashers FariBowl Center Saturday he was particularly pleased with his team's containment of K-W running back Joshua Schmidt. The Knights leading rusher was held to 19 yards on 13 carries.