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.
Remember Parks are Open Playgrounds are Not
Kenyon Police Chief Lee Sjolander told us today there are no blockages of playground equipment in his city and people have been very good about staying indoors.
Cannon Falls High School Senior Writes to COVID-19
Even in darkness there is much to be thankful for. That is the lesson of COVID-19.
Rice County Sheriff Says Governor’s Order Not a Lockdown
The Rice County Sheriff was happy to report their calls for service were down but added he received a call from the State Fire Marshal's Office that the number of arson fires is up relating to juveniles.
Rice County Sheriff Requests Assistance to Solve Arson Cases
I spoke with Sheriff Dunn and asked about the arsons. He said they did determine both fires were intentionally set and the investigation continues. That's why they are requesting public assistance in solving these very serious crimes.
2020 Census in Pandemic Times Still a Must
Last week the U.S. Census Bureau announced they would suspend any field operations until April 1, due to the current pandemic.
Minnesota DNR EagleCam Shows Eaglets
he first eaglet hatched Sunday night. The second one hatched Monday afternoon.
Rice County Has Its First Confirmed Case of COVID-19
The news release states, "Limited information indicates the confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis."
POEM: The Coronavirus Boys State High School Basketball Tournament
This is a poem I wrote on the eve of what would have been our 72nd year of baseline to baseline coverage of the MSHSL Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.
Buckham West to Offer Pickup Meal Service in Faribault
Phone 507-332-7680 to order a meal for the following day. Plan to pick up the meal between 11:30 a.m. and Noon that day. Park your vehicle in the parking lot on the west side of Buckham West. Your meal will be brought to you in your vehicle.
Faribault Joins Panic Mode. Is Rationing Needed ?
My parents both shared stories of the rationing of those days. Maybe we need to implement something similar now with the Coronavirus Pandemic.