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.
Small Plane Crashes at Faribault Airport, No Injuries
Upon arrival Dienst says they found a small aircraft upside down just off the runway. The pilot was standing next to the plane.
Early Morning Faribault House Fire Injures Firefighter
A firefighter was taken to District One Hospital. He was treated and released for smoke inhalation.
Cannon River Drug Task Force Siezes 3 Pounds of Meth
Commander Paul LaRoche commented, "This seizure of nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine undoubtedly impacts distribution in the area. The continued efforts by our agents and other agencies involved show how we can help make our communities safer by targeting violent offenders and those dealing d…
Gas Grill Starts Multiple Faribault Mobile Homes on Fire
Somehow during grilling the 20 pound liquid petroleum (LP) cylinder fell off it's holder and the hose broke. This released pressurized LP which started the fire. Chief Dienst said today, "It was basically a flame thrower."
Drugs Seized with Street Value of $350,000 in Southern Minnesota
The drugs have a street value of approximately $350,000 according to authorities.
Bloomington Man Charged in Premier Bank Robbery
De'Andre Dontal McGowan was charged with five felony counts including one count of Aggravated Robbery in the 1st Degree and four counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon. Judge Christine Long ordered McGowan be held in custody with bail set at a million dollars with no conditions an…
Northfield Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody
Chief Monte Nelson says investigators from his department executed several search warrants last night resulting in the arrest of a person believed to be involved in the Tuesday armed robbery of Premier Bank in Northfield. Nelson says, "In coordination with multiple agencies," the warrants…
Deceased Man Found in Rice County Identified
Rice County officials identified the man, David Amundson, 44, of New Prague, Minnesota. Amundson was found in a field near his vehicle at 30th Street West and Halstad Avenue in Wheatland Township.
Faribault Law Office Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations, No Bomb Found
A handful of Faribault Police Department vehicles were at the scene, North Ambulance was on standby and the Faribault Fire Department.
Faribault Man Charged With Murder in Drug Overdose Case
Anthony Micheal Fugalli was charged Monday in Rice County District Court in alleged connection with the death of 38 year old Jason Ervin Madow of Faribault.