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.
Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball Coach Resigns
Vix led the Trojans to state titles in 1989, 2005 and 2006 and two state runner-up finishes. His teams made 16 state tournament appearances including this past season. His career winning percentage of 75 percent is among the all-time best in Minnesota boys basketball.
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."
Colorful Former Faribault State Senator Passes Away
Former fellow Minnesota Legislator and U.S. Congressman Gil Gutnecht used to chuckle all the time when he saw me about the many Purferisms people would recall from Clarence's days in St. Paul.