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.
Suess, Peterson, Nass Named Minnesota All-State Volleyball
Champlin Park senior setter Izzy Ashburn was named the 2018 Ms. Baden Volleyball Player of the Year in Minnesota.
Kasson-Mantorville Volleyball Looks Focused in State Opener
Senior Payton Suess and sister sophomore Mya Suess combined for 26 kills in the three set match and had very impressive attack percentages.
Medford Volleyball Takes Down Defending State Champs
Medford outlasted Mayer Lutheran on multiple points in the very intense overtime of the fifth set.
Kasson-Mantorville Top Seed in Class 2A State Volleyball
The Komets play St. Cloud Cathedral at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Komets have been rated at the top of Class 2A by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association ever since they defeated H-V-L opponent Stewartville the last match of the regular season.
Triton Baseball Season Ends Saturday
Caledonia third baseman junior Even Densted worked the count even and on the seventh pitch of his at bat stroked a single to left field scoring the only run of the game. Triton had six strikeouts looking in the two games and 14 total.
Rochester Lourdes Softball Pitcher Throws Perfect Game
Senior Right handed Lourdes pitcher Abbey Gapinski threw a perfect game while striking out 11 of the 15 batters she faced. Gapinski threw 67 pitches, 48 strikes with six of the strikeouts looking.
Lakeville North Edged by Moorhead for Class AA Speech Title
Four of the top five teams in the state were in the South Suburban Conference. The South Suburban Conference had 37 of the 104 medalists.
Cannon Falls Team Wins Third Straight Class A Speech Title
Cannon Falls had seven medalists and so did Mounds Park Academy but the Bombers collected 41 points and Mounds Park had 34. Bomber Hannah Singewald was a state champion in Serious Interpretation- Poetry.
Kenyon Man Killed in Car Crash Identified
The Minnesota State Patrol says William Matthew Blose was heading west about four miles west of Kenyon and crossed the center line at Jenkins Avenue in Richland Township, Rice County hitting a eastbound semi.
Faribault Turkey Barn Fire Kills All the Poultry
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chief Dienst says "The Faribault Fire Department will work closely with the State Fire Marshal's Office, the owners of the barn and private investigators to determine the cause."