Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.
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FARGO — The only trial connected to the gruesome death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, will start Tuesday, Sept. 18. Just over a year after his arrest, William Hoehn will sit before a judge and jury on a conspiracy to commit murder charge.
FARGO—Hundreds packed the Fargo Civic Center Wednesday as "Recovery Reinvented" tackled the problem and solutions surrounding addiction and recovery in our region. It's the second year that North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the First Lady have hosted this statewide project which has grown into a year round battle against addiction and a recently completed survey in the state sheds light on what North Dakotans think about it.
FARGO - More than 2,000 people are expected in the upcoming "Out of the Darkness" walk, set for Sunday, September 9. And one of the largest teams of walkers at the event will be remembering and honoring the memory of Moorhead's Eli Johnson. We told you about Eli in a WDAY News Special Report one year ago.
HENNING, Minn. — After 30 years of milking, Steve Cordes knows his cows by name. "Her mother was Boo. This is Buzz," Cordes said, pointing to a Jersey cow. The rural Henning dairy farmer is preparing for a day this weekend he's dreaded.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. – The city of Ottertail and a homeowner here are at odds over an ordinance that restricts the number and kinds of animals that can be kept in the city. Robyn Hagel talked about the situation while feeding Pepper, one of several potbelly pigs that live with her in her home in Ottertail.
FARGO —It's a tradition in Fargo-Moorhead, families graciously open up their homes to athletes who play junior hockey or professional baseball.
FARGO N.D.—Some of you may remember the name 'Trent Petrie.' 33-years-ago, his story was plastered across national headlines and magazines. At the time of his birth here in Fargo, he was the smallest preemie baby to survive. Despite many challenges, Trent has made it clear to family that Josh Turner's music is his comfort, and now he is about to meet his country star. Just off from celebrating his 33rd birthday, Trent, the young man from Moorhead has always been a fan of music, but lately there is one country star that just makes life better.
SOUTH FARGO N.D.—A new clinic has opened on 45th Street, and it promises to change how concussions are treated in young athletes. In the past, hyperbaric oxygen chambers treated victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Now, the treatment is being used for head injuries and other ailments. Garrett Smith of Fargo went back into the chamber for one more treatment at Fargo's newest clinic, Healing Hyperbarics. He hurt his ankle a week ago at work. "It was literally the size of a softball, if not bigger," Garrett Smith said.
FARGO N.D.—A local 4th grader has spent the last several months changing and saving the lives of those living in an African village, one cookie and one handmade bag at a time. 9-year-old Sawyer Anderson learned how to sew in an effort to make bags to sell. Along with friends and church members at Hope Lutheran, Sawyer got new wells built for villagers in Zambia by raising thousands of dollars. It all started with a story and a garage sale.
FARGO—A new federal regulation set to take effect in 2-months, has area child care centers "scrambling." The new employees will no longer be able to work with the kids until their background check is complete. At the YMCA, just over 250 workers teach the 2,500 kids at their area childcare centers, and when they hire a new worker, that worker can typically start right away under the eyes of a supervisor. But not anymore. "The fact that their background check has to be complete before boots on the ground with the kids," said YMCA employee Kari Uzzle.