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.
A True Bear of a Story in Minnesota History – Bear Breaks Into Hotel Duluth
The hotel night watchman and an unnamed local resident confronted the bear, hitting it with a chair and a hammer.
Quick Response Gives Faribault Drowning Victim ‘Fighting Chance’
No name has been released by authorities.
Highway 52 Reconstruction from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls Begins
The project cost is $69.7 million. Bids on the project were opened in February in St. Paul with four bids submitted. Mathiowetz Construction Company of Sleepy Eye was the low bidder.
MSHSL Approves Girls Wrestling but No Boys Volleyball
Faribault High School Wrestling Head Coach Jesse Armbruster told KDHL, "Girls wrestling is a growing sport and I think it will help grow the entire sport of wrestling."
Rice County Crash Victim Identified
Sheriff Dunn says killed in the accident was Ronald K. Mosher, age 52 of Morristown.
52 Year Old Man Killed in Rice County Single Vehicle Crash
The identity of the driver will be released at a later time pending next of kin notification.
Waseca Edges Caledonia For Class AA State Title
Caledonia finished with 20 and Waseca 7 turnovers in the game. The Bluejays scored 25 points, Warriors 6 points off turnovers.
Congrats, Hayfield! Vikings Win MN Class A Boys Basketball Championship
The welcome home celebration for the Class A State Champion Hayfield VIkings is 4:30 Sunday afternoon at Hayfield High School.
Dodge County Boys Hockey in Class A State Title Game
Both Dodge County and Gentry Academy are independent teams so scheduling was not easy during this COVID season.
Irv Cross, NFL Veteran and Former Macalester College Athletic Director Dies at 81
"I recall our first visit where he told me he took the job at Macalester because he believed in the mission of Division III athletics where education is number one."
Minnesota Radon Expert Encourages Testing Your Home Due to COVID
Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health authority on radon says from staying home more due to the pandemic we might be more exposed to the radioactive gas.
Dodge Center Man Identified in Kenyon Fatal Fire
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office news release states, "Our investigation indicates that accidental carbon monoxide asphyxiation may have been the result. During this investigation there has never been any indication of foul play."
Still No Identity in Kenyon Fire Death
Lerfald also stated there have been no missing person reports which would help in their investigation.
Kenyon Home Destroyed by Fire Mysterious Death Involved
All Peterson family members are accounted for and I was told the vehicle did not belong to any Peterson family members.