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.
Rice County Board Okays Morristown Police Agreement
Verdick told Commissioners the low bid on Phase One of the Finance Department remodeling was provided by Met-Con Construction of Faribault in the amount of $24,000. Despite the concerns voiced by Commissioners they unanimously approved accepting the bid and moving forward with the project.
Hayfield, Goodhue Both #2 Seeds at State Girls Basketball
Goodhue opens against Crosby-Ironton at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023 and Hayfield tangles with Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023. Both games are in Maturi Pavilion on the University of Minnesota Campus.
Northfield Boys Hockey Season Ends
The Raiders season ended with an impressive 23-7 record. They were the Big Nine Conference Champions, Section 1A Champions.
Minnesota Man Found With Nearly a Pound of Meth
Judge John T. Cajacob set bail in the drug case Wednesday at $500,000 with no conditions.
Breck, Eden Prairie State Boys Swimming and Diving Champions
Northfield finished 6th in Class A and Lakeville South, Lakeville North were in the top 9 of Class AA.
Area Wrestlers Shine in State Individual Tournament
No wrestlers from Faribault placed although five did participate.
Customer Stops Faribault Convenience Store Theft
The Faribault Police Chief commented, "I am grateful for the quick action of the citizen who intervened, placing themselves at risk and protecting the store clerks from the assaultive suspect. While we always encourage citizens to act with caution when witnessing a crime of violence, we are incredibly appreciative when individuals go above and beyond in their civic duty."
MSHSL Section 1A & 1AA Boys Basketball Fields Set
KDHL Radio baseline to baseline coverage of the MSHSL State Boys Basketball Tournament is in its 75th year. Efforts will be made to broadcast the Section 1A and Section 1AA Champions opening games.
Coach Not Happy with Section 1AAA Girls Seeding
Faribault is at Stewartville Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to begin Section 1AAA Tournament
MSHSL Class A Girls State Hockey Results
The final game of the day was not decided until a second overtime sudden death unassisted goal was scored by #4 seed South St. Paul Senior Sarah Wincentsen at 10:10 of the period for a 1-0 win over #5 seed Fergus Falls.