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.
Can You Believe What People Do Behind the Wheel?
Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Minnesota continue their extra enforcement campaign against distracted driving through this weekend (April 22). It's startling what some people do while also driving a vehicle.
Jensen Talks His Way to State Meet
Owatonna High School senior will take part in the state speech meet for the third straight year Friday at Apple Valley High School. He hopes to move up the rankings from his finish last year, but is happy to simply be at state again.
Owatonna Chamber Helps Push Forward on Highway 14 Expansion
The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce says in their weekly e-newsletter that local chambers of commerce and government have submitted their support letters for Highway 14 expansion to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Corridors of Commerce program.
Players Named to All-Star Teams
A pair of Owatonna players will continue their hockey season this weekend in an all-star festival at the Plymouth Ice Center. Zach Wiese and Casey Johnson were selected to play this weekend after their performances last weekend
Golden Gopher Road Trip Coming to Owatonna
The annual University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Road Trip will again stop in Owatonna. The statewide tour to promote the university's athletics' program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 8AM at the Owatonna Country Club. The event is free and includes breakfast
Storm Knocks Down Dugout, Domes
The impact the continued winter weather is having on local sports teams and facilities is reaching the absurd stage. The wind from the weekend blizzard knocked down the first base dugout at Jeff Reese Field in New Richland, the baseball home for NRHEG.
Minnesota Wild Win; Timberwolves Keep it Close
I shoveled Sunday. The Wild and Timberwolves played. The Twins didn't. Welcome back to November. Many schools had a late start due to a blizzard. It isn't possibly April, is it?
Blizzard Doesn’t Deter Bidders
Big crowds attended fundraising events in Owatonna despite the inclement weather, or possibly because of it. The Owatonna High School gym was packed for the 40th annual Young Life cake auction. Later in the day big turnout was seen at St. Mary's School for its annual Night of Knights auction.
Medford Softball, Owatonna Tennis Win Openers Thursday
The high school spring sports season began Thursday for a number of local teams, though postponements still outnumbered the events that got in. Owatonna's boys' tennis team won their season opener at Mankato West 5-2. The Huskies have had three meets delayed.
Lynx Draft NRHEG Grad Carlie Wagner
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva graduate Carlie Wager lived her childhood dreams by playing for the University of Minnesota. Another dream came true Thursday night when she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx.