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.
Sheriff Troy Dunn Remembers John Liebenstein
My last memory of John that day was seeing him being put into the back of an ambulance with Northfield emergency responders doing CPR. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Recollections by Troy Dunn.
Rice County Car Accident Victim in Stable Condition
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash, which is under further investigation by the Rice County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
Faribault Lakers Defeat Union Hill Sunday
Faribault 2-0 goes to St. Patrick next Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. game.
Undefeated Randolph #1 in Class A Fastpitch Rankings
The Randolph Rockets have been to the MSHSL State Tournament two of the past three seasons. The only thing that probably stood in their way of making the big show last year was the fact there was no season due to COVID-19.
Hayfield, Randolph Selected High in First Baseball Rankings
In the largest schools division, Class AAAA has Stillwater on top. Farmington is #4, Eagan #7 and Owatonna #10, Frankly I thought Northfield deserved some recognition.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Fastpitch Defeats United South Central
Randolph fastpitch is 11-0 while Waterville-Elysian-Morristown is 4-3 on the season.
Randolph Baseball Allows No Hits in Roll over AC/GE
Randolph is 9-0, their pitching has allowed 8 runs, 3 earned to start the season.
Pine Island Takes Advantage of Kenyon-Wanamingo Errors
The Panthers play at Tri-City United in Montgomery Friday at 5:00 p.m. while Kenyon-Wanamingo prepares for their prom.
Batteries Start Fire in Faribault Residential Garage
Dienst recommends, "Treating batteries as a power source. Don't stack them. Keep them away from combustibles. We are seeing a larger influx of battery caused fires. A lot of them are lithium-ion batteries from new power tools. Again remember all batteries are power sources and you≈…
Rice County Jail/LEC Option Costs
Rice County Commissioner Jeff Docken told KDHL a vote concerning an option will be made on May 11, 2011 following tabling of the issue at the April 27, 2021 meeting.