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.
Fire Destroys Faribault Home
Chief Dienst commented, "This fire is suspicious but due to circumstances out of our control, determining a cause will be a challenge. No one was hurt in the incident and that's what matters most."
MSHSL Volleyball State Tournament Opens Wednesday
In Class 2A, defending champion Cannon Falls took a two sets to none lead in their final against Caledonia 25-17, 25-18 before the Warriors achieved 25-11, 25-15, 15-8 victories to advance to state.
Rice County Six-Legged Roundabout Contract Approved
No specific timeline was given for the project with commissioners unanimously approving the contract.
Final MVCA Polls of 2023
Defending Class AA Champion Cannon Falls has their two-time All-State hitter Madison Burr returning. She injured her knee in a match early in the season and has her bounce back just in time for the playoffs that start Thursday, October 26, 2023.
MSHSL Class 6A Football Brackets Released
Player safety should be the #1 concern here. Football is a violent sport with full speed collisions. Giving athletes time for their body to get rested between games makes sense to me.
MSHSL Section Volleyball Tournaments Set
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Heach Coach Crystal Lamont told KDHL this is the final year of the Section 2AA Subsections. Next year they are seeding all the way through like Section 1 does.
MSHSL Section Football Seeds Determined
Action starts 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night.
Faribault Highway 3 Roundabout Officially Open
Highway 21 at 7th Street NW is scheduled to get a new light which will include a left turn off 7th street without cross traffic.
Minnesota AP High School Football Rankings Week 7
On KDHL Faribault Bethlehem Academy will host Blooming Prairie with Randy Sobrack on the call. On POWER 96 I will be at Glencoe-Silver Lake with the Faribault Falcons final regular season game. On KRFO Radio Brad Prestemon will call the Owatonna at Apple Valley game. Coverage begins 6:45 p.m. on all channels.
Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Week 7 Polls
Halloween the Section 1A Semi-Finals take place with the title match at 6:00 p.m. on November 2, 2023.