As the Sports Director for KRFO, I enjoy the chance to cover sports throughout the year for Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, NRHEG and Triton. I feature coaches from each school on the Saturday coaches show at 9AM during the school year. During the summer I look forward to the Steele County Fair for the great food and music. I'm on air each afternoon on AM 1390 with a mix of music, news and local information. Come back to the website often for local, regional and national stories of interest. In my spare time I go to high school sporting events, go for a run or watch a movie. My wife Chris and I have two grown children. Cynthia is graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Aaron attends the University of MN.
Four Reasons to Dread Spring in Minnesota
I am as happy for the warmer weather as anyone. But as the spring equinox occurs on Tuesday, I am also dreading several aspects of the beginning of spring. It seems appropriate that snow showers are forecast for Tuesday. The advent of spring hardly marks the end of winter weather in Minnesota. Major…
Rebel Alliance Robotics Season is Underway
Just as the Owatonna High School winter sports teams are seeing their seasons end, the OHS robotics team is just starting its competitive season. The team, known as the Rebel Alliance, just competed in Duluth over the weekend.
Sneakers Beat Suits While Raising Money for Hospice House
Owatonna Hall of Fame coach Len Olson engineered another win in the OHS gym on Sunday. The main goal of the Suits versus Sneakers celebrity exhibition basketball game was to raise money for the Homestead Hospice House patient care fund. Olson's Sneakers' squad edged Owatonna Mayor Tom Kunt…
Big Nine Team Advances to State Finals for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year a Big Nine Conference team has reached the state Class 3A finals in the girls' basketball tournament. Northfield beat Grand Rapids Thursday 64-54 to reach the championship game against top-seed Robbinsdale Cooper Saturday, March 17 at 6PM on Target Center on KDHL AM …
Owatonna Students Participate in National Walkout
The Owatonna Magnet student website reports that about 120 students participated in a national walkout Wednesday, that marked one month since a shooting at a Florida school left 17 dead. Members of the Steele County Indivisible organization were also at the protest, which was held on the steps of Ow…
Owatonna School Projects are on Time and on Budget
In their recent email newsletter, the Owatonna School District reports that construction projects that are part of the 2015 referendum and continuing on time and on budget. Most of the work will be complete by the start of the school year in September 2018.
Defense Holds Until Shots Fall for Northfield at State Tourney
The Northfield girls' basketball team advanced to the state AAA semifinals with a 49-44 victory over Big Nine Conference rival Mankato West at Williams Arena Wednesday. The No. 2 seeded Raiders will play Grand Rapids at 2PM Thursday at Target Center on KDHL AM 920. The unseeded Thunderhawks ups…
NRHEG Loses to Maple River in Subsection Basketball Final
Maple River rallied in the second half for a 61-57 win over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva in the boys' basketball 2AA South Subsection final Monday night at the Taylor Center at Minnesota State Unversity-Mankato.
Little Theatre of Owatonna Announces Cast for ‘My Man Godfrey’
Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced the cast for their production of "My Man Godfrey" which opens April 20 at the West Hills Auditorium. The play will run over two weekends.
Upset Bid Falls Short for Owatonna Basketball
Owatonna's boys' basketball team made enough plays to stay within striking distance of No. 6-ranked Rochester John Marshall, but missed too many shots to upset the second-seeded Rockets in Saturday's Section 1AAAA semifinal at Mayo Civic Center. The Rockets edged the Huskies 68-66 to …