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.
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.
Faribault Woman Identified in Weekend Fatal Accident
The victim was not wearing a seatbelt. Road conditions were slippery at the time of the crash.
MCF-Faribault has Half of Prison COVID Deaths
These are the seventh and eighth COVID-related deaths of incarcerated people in the MInnesota DOC system since the pandemic began.
Explosive Device Found in Rice County Northfield Township Ditch
Dunn says, "If anyone has information about this or saw anything in the area recently, you are asked to contact the Rice County Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit at 507-334-4391 or Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4475."
Minnesota Volleyball Fans Now Allowed in the Stands
I spoke with a few Activities Directors in the KDHL area and some are not happy with the timing of this decision. Many purchased streaming services they would not have purchased had this guideline been in place.
Hissing Masked Bandit Captured Near Wanamingo Elementary School
They did capture and cage the critter
Cannon Lake Victim Identified in Rice County
Preliminary investigation found no trauma and no foul play suspected. No cause of death has been determined.
Rice County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Cannon Lake Drowning
Victim identity is being withheld for family notification. Sheriff Dunn told KDHL it would probably be released Friday morning.
Cannon Falls Murder Suspect Called Authorities Before Shooting
Cole DeGroot allegedly told Goodhue County investigators he was fed up with his dad yelling at him and wasn't going to take it anymore.
Faribault 7th Street Bridge Claims Another Victim
Do you have any suggestions about what could be done to help the situation? Years ago I suggested pulling the railroad bridge out but was told it was the railroad's decision to make.