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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Near Henning, Minn. - An Otter Tail County homeowner has quite the home invasion story to tell her grandkids. Thanks to her iPad, she has the proof. It wasn't a burglar that made its way through her house. It was a deer.
Near Wheaton, Minn. - A Traverse County Highway Department worker has been airlifted to the Twin Cities after an accident near Wheaton. Brian Koch was injured while working near a loaded gravel truck. The accident mangled his right leg. He was brought to the Wheaton hospital, then airlifted to Sanford Fargo and then HCMC in the Twin Cities. His family says toes on his right foot were amputated. He is being treated in the burn unit because of the significant wounds to the leg.
TULABY LAKE, Minn. - A 55-year-old Moorhead man may face charges in an incident on a northwestern Minnesota lake where it was thought he used a pontoon to harass a deer and stop it from getting to shore -- thus killing the animal. Steven William Timm has been identified as the driver of the pontoon, which belonged to a friend who lived on Tulaby Lake about 40 miles northwest of Detroit Lakes in Mahnomen County.
WEST FARGO – Imagine you're a teenager playing a high school game on Christmas Day or Easter Sunday.
An Otter Tail County hunter has quite the tale to tell from his deer stand and he has the video to prove it. Marshall Koep was bow hunting near Vining, Minn. While waiting for trophy deer to walk up, he got a visit from another four-legged prize. The bear turned out to be curious enough to get a little too close for comfort. Koep comes from a family that hunts and fishes. Wildlife is part of their life.
Hawley, Minn. - Just north of Highway 10 between Hawley and Hitterdal, Lucy The Moosey has set up her neighborhood. All summer long, the moose has been spotted in fields on Highway 32 in Clay County. People living nearby have adopted Lucy as their own and make sure she is not bothered. The DNR has received calls nearly every day from people concerned for Lucy, but it appears there are no problems with her. She just likes the area.
A Perham man has been on a mission the last two years. Giving a voice and a name to those buried in a forgotten cemetery outside of Fergus Falls. Years ago, when impoverished immigrants in Otter Tail County could not afford a grave for their loved ones, the dead ended up at the Poor Farm Cemetery. That cemetery disappeared in the weeds, until now.
A retired Clay County farmer has not lost his touch. Harold Horpedahl of North Moorhead has a sunflower well over 12 feet. He planted it from a packet of seed and watered it every day. The dedication paid off.
In the small Ransom County town of McLeod, the people are still shaking their heads in disbelief. Who would do such a thing to their church?
There is a new space age treadmill in town that's the talk of the physical therapy and rehab world.