Dan Freeman: reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated

Longtime Northfielder Danny Freeman walked into the GBM this morning at around 6:45 am to get a cup of coffee.  I’d heard that he was in poor health so I intercepted him to see if he had time to talk. He declined, as he had to get to his Sunday morning KYMN radio gig. 

But since he looked like hell and his voice sounded like shit, I decided to pester him further and so I went down to KYMN’s studios and knocked on the window. He let me in and we chatted for five minutes.

Dan Freeman, KYMN studios Dan Freeman
Dan told me he’s had a serious lung infection for several weeks and has been recovering at the St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault where he’s been on oxygen nearly 24×7.  He’s gradually getting better and expects to be back home this week in time for his 72nd birthday on Wednesday.


  1. David Ludescher said:


    Get better soon. We miss seeing you around.

    October 8, 2012
  2. Marsha Kitchel said:

    The Mark Twain comeback is apropos! Years ago Dan practically became him as an actor, right here in Northfield. And Dan is a true Northfield celebrity in his own right. Get better soon, Dan, and have a great birthday tomorrow!

    October 9, 2012
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    I’m told that an oxygen tank arrived at his door here in Northfield today. Assuming that means he’s now home from St. Lucas, I guess that’s a great birthday present. 😉

    October 10, 2012