Richard James Bremer (born March 1, 1956) is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports North. He has been the lead television announcer for the Minnesota Twins since 1983. He has also called Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball and Minnesota Golden Gophers football and hockey. He previously called Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball and Minnesota North Stars games during his tenure. He partners up with, for home games, Bert Blyleven, and for road games, works with Jack Morris, Roy Smalley III, Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, or LaTroy Hawkins for the Minnesota Twins television broadcasts.
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Bremer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Raised in the small town of Dumont, Minnesota in Traverse County, Bremer was a graduate of Staples High School in Staples, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1978.
Before his broadcasting career, Bremer was a Disc Jockey for KCLD (St. Cloud). His nickname was "Duke in the Dark". In 1983 he began broadcasting games for the Twins for Spectrum Sports. This was the second year of the Metrodome's existence. Bremer calls games on Fox Saturday Baseball currently with Mitch Williams in some games involving the Twins.
Bremer also took part in a Charter Communications commercial promoting watching football in High Definition.
Bremer and his wife Heidi live in St. Michael, Minnesota. They have a son and daughter, Erik and Hannah. Bremer's father was a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod pastor and Bremer has done public speaking at churches across the Midwest talking about his faith. He is a devout Lutheran.
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