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 Man Dies in Vehicle Crash
Authorities say the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger was wearing a seat belt and was treated and released at the Faribault hospital.
Bridgewater Man Dies in Tractor Rollover
The report to dispatch was a man was trapped under an implement with severe injuries after the rollover down an embankment. Upon arrival deputies found the man deceased.
Rice County Farm Field Remains Identified
The cause of Mr. Ramirez's death is still under investigation.
Minnesota American Legion Baseball Cancelled
Minnesota American Legion Baseball started in 1923. The first state tournament was held in Mankato in 1926 and one has been held every year since.
Human Remains Found in Rice County Farm Field
Foul play is not suspected and no gender was revealed in the news release.
Minnesota Historical Society Wants Your Story
There is also the opportunity on the website to make a donation to help them continue their mission of preserving Minnesota history for future generations.
Rural Faribault Home Flattened in Explosion
The Chief indicated nobody was living in the house.
MSHSL Says No Spring Sports
Board President Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz of Eden Valley-Watkins is quoted, "As a parent of a high school senior, I understand the tremendous impact of this pandemic.
K9 Assists in Million-Dollar Meth Bust on I-35 in Rice County
The amount of methamphetamine located in the vehicle totaled over 25 pounds with packaging. The methamphetamine seized has an approximate street value over nearly 1 million dollars at the gram level.
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.
Minnesota DNR EagleCam Shows Eaglets
he first eaglet hatched Sunday night. The second one hatched Monday afternoon.
Blooming Prairie Man Suspect in Las Vegas Murder
Arrested was Mark Doocy, 60, Blooming Prairie, Mn.
Fish House Removal Deadline is Monday in Southern Minnesota
After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied of attended. Storing or leaving shelters on a public access is prohibited.
Faribault Boys Hockey Helping a Former Player
Let's pack the Faribault Ice Arena to show our support for the little fella.