Birthplace Worthington, MN, grew up in Spring Valley, MN. Spring Valley High School 1977, Brown Institute Minneapolis. Jobs: Desoto, MO; Ottumwa, IA; North Platte, NE; Des Moines, IA; and Rochester, MN; Started KDHL June 1, 1987. News and Program Director. From 1997-99 left news to join sales dept. Returned News Director 1999, continued sales work. In 2002, 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 Senior Fair Essay Winners Announced
The winning essay was submitted by Evelyn Horwath of Faribault and was entitled, "A Close Call." The story of an eventful trip aboard a hay rake in the summer of 1941. Horwath describes the harrowing experience in such vivid detail you can close your eyes and see it happening.
Rice County 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen is Ron Parker
Ron Parker has been very involved with the Rice County Fair Board, Rice County Historical Society Board and the start of the River Bend Nature Center in Faribault.
Union Hill Clinches Top Four Seed in Defeat of Faribault
The Lakers have to win Thursday in their final game of the regular season at Bell Field against Veseli at 7:30 p.m. and need some help to be a top four seed.
Faribault Main Street Car Cruise a Rice County Fair Week Event
There are a lot of things to experience Friday in Faribault so come to KDHL/Power 96 Radio's hometown and have some fun.
Bethlehem Academy Announces Interim Head Volleyball Coach
I spoke with Schmitz at the Rice County Fair and he told me he did not apply for the head coaching position but he didn't want to see the Bethlehem Academy players without a coach so he agreed to take on the duties on an interim basis.
Faribault Lakers Helgeson Returns to Throw Shut Out of New Prague
Jack Helgeson had been out with a shoulder injury and the Lakers ace Matt Lane has also been lost to injury the past couple of weeks and returned to the lineup. Another injured player Blake Langerud was also productive in his return at the top of the Lakers order.
You are Invited for Cake and Lemonade at Rice County Fair
The 26 foot by 26 foot barn is a replica of an early barn that would have been a common scene around 1920 in the county.
Rice County 2018 Fair Queen is Vikla
Vikla's oldest sister Heather was the Second Attendant in 2012 and Emily was the First Attendant in 2013. The First Attendant was 17 year old Zoe Nassif of Dennison and the Second Attendant 16 year old Hannah Singh of Northfield.
Rice County Fair Queen Contestants on AM Minnesota
The Fair Queen Pageant is Tuesday night 7:00 p.m. on the Sellner Stage and will be followed by a performance by the Faribault Community Band on the opening night of this year's event.
Rice County Fair Preview on KDHL AM Minnesota
Fair Executive Secretary John Dvorak will stop by KDHL today to give us a preview of this week's fun and educational experiences you can partake in at the Rice County Fair. There is actually some activity on the fairgrounds today.