Dave Dahl, who has been forecasting the weather for KSTP viewers for more than 40 years, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of the year. "It's been an honor delivering the forecast to the people of Minnesota and Wisconsin each day, whether it was beautiful or stormy," Dahl said Thursday.

Dahl, 66, joins a list of local TV personalities who have chosen to announce their departures during the pandemic. Others include WCCO's Pat Kessler, KARE's Pat Evans and WCCO's Bill Hudson. "Dave has obviously been a really important member of our 5 Eyewitness News team over the last 43 years. In reality, Dave has also played a vital role in serving our entire community," said Rob Hubbard, president of Hubbard Television, which own KSTP.

Dahl, who grew up in Circle Pines and attended the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, never worked at any other station.

KSTP colleague Tom Hauser shared his reaction to the news on social media. "The man has barely aged since we started working together 28 years ago," Hauser tweeted. "Happy trails, Dave."


KDWB's Jingle Ball is star-studded

And virtual. For once, KDWB-FM listeners in the Twin Cities won't miss out on the biggest names or have to go out on a Monday night to enjoy the iHeartRadio chain's Jingle Ball holiday concert franchise. Of course, that's because nobody is leaving the house this year. The pandemic version of the Jingle Ball concerts will be a one-night-only affair broadcast across radio stations (including KDWB, 101.3 FM) on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. CST and then shown as a TV special on Dec. 14 on the CW Network. Performers will include Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat and the wholly un-merry Lewis Capaldi. "I wish we were all going to be IN PERSON seeing this," KDWB host Zach Dillon tweeted with the lineup announcement. Typically, KDWB gets a B-list roster of stars from the lineup that performs at iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball concerts. Last year saw Camila Cabello, Katy Perry and a not-all-there Monsta X came to Xcel Center on a Monday night while Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Eilish performed elsewhere.


Married: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. The actress and "Saturday Night Live" star got engaged in 2019 after dating two years. It's Jost's first marriage and Johansson's third.

Associated Press