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.
Fire Destroys Faribault Home
Chief Dienst commented, "This fire is suspicious but due to circumstances out of our control, determining a cause will be a challenge. No one was hurt in the incident and that's what matters most."
Minnesota AP High School Football Rankings After Week 4
Rankings are based on votes submitted by media members from across the state according to the Associated Press.
Minnesota Associated Press High School Football Rankings
The Minnesota Associated Press rankings of high school football teams in the six classes of competition have been released.
Minnesota Man Found With Nearly a Pound of Meth
Judge John T. Cajacob set bail in the drug case Wednesday at $500,000 with no conditions.
Minnesota Ranks 12th in People with Bachelor’s Degree
The percentage of Rice County Minnesota residents with a bachelors degree is 36.3% according to the US Census Bureau. Goodhue County 26.6%, Waseca 33.7%, Dakota 43.2%, LeSueur 23.8, Scott 42.3%, Dodge 28.2%.
Faribault Home Fire Causes Major Damage
In his News Release Dienst says, "The home suffered major fire, smoke and water damage. I am grateful the children in the home know what to do when they discovered the smoke. They alerted everyone inside which is why everyone escaped unharmed."
Who Let the Hogs Out in Southern Minnesota?
The USDA states, feral swine are the same species as domestic farmed pigs but are descendants of escaped or released pigs that then lived in the wild.
Cannon Falls Police Say Cemetery Stabbing a False Report
Cannon Falls Police want to remind anyone facing a mental health issue there are many resources available including the new National Mental Health Hotline number of 9-8-8.
Faribault Man Charged With Murder After Victim in Road Rage Incident Dies
“The significant injury and now death caused by this assault indicates Mr. Sanders is clearly a risk to public safety..."
Morristown Death Victim and Suspect Identified
Rice County Sheriff Jesse Thomas released details today about the early morning Memorial Day disturbance call in Morristown.