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.
New Market Defeats Dundas Dukes
Dundas falls to 13-6 and loses back to back games for the first time since mid May. New Market is 18-2 with their schedule taking them to Lonsdale Friday and Faribault Sunday. The Friday game first pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Man Killed, Cannon Falls Man Seriously Injured in Crash Near Faribault
The Minnesota State Patrol says William Potter of Waterville was killed and Andrew Stein of Cannon Falls suffered a "life threatening" injury.
Rice County Fair Ambassador Judging Takes Place
I attended the Ambassador Contest Dinner at Basher's in Faribault with last year's Fair Royalty.
Faribault Legion Baseball Team Holds on For Win
Faribault is 3-11 with a handful of games remaining before their playoffs which Head Coach Kyle Murphy believes starts in two weeks.
Kenyon Mayor Passes Away Suddenly
The Obituary goes on the say, "The family would like to invite all to join in a celebration of Mike's life at the Kenyon VFW Noon on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 for food and fellowship."
Valentyn Delivers Faribault Lakers Walk-Off Hit
With the victory Faribault is 10-11. They travel to Union Hill Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
Dundas and Cannon Falls Victorious in July 4th Games
Another CCVL game Thursday resulted in a Hampton 4-3 win over Hastings.
Cannon Falls Woman Injured in Accident During Parade
Laura Stolper, 66, of Cannon Falls was on the Cannon Valley Senior Center float when she lost her balance and fell to the ground. Stolper was then run over by the back trailer wheels according to eyewitness accounts.
Marine Hails America at North Morristown Celebration
The United States Marine said the celebration of our Nation's birth is not just for the military, "but for all Americans who march, who petition, who argue, who pray, who fight and some even die for our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Faribault Had Record Lodging Tax Receipts in February and March
The Chamber CEO/President also touched on the parking in the downtown area.