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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DRAYTON, N.D. - A Drayton woman will be celebrating a memorable Christmas this year. Jodena Larocque will hear things she's never heard before. A cochlear implant changed everything for the mother of five. Covering her mouth, Sanford audiologist Megan Bolda is testing Larocque. Everyone in the room witnessing the amazing progress Larocque has made since receiving one cochlear implant just above her right ear.
A student who is training to become a paramedic in Fargo-Moorhead will return home a hero of sorts. Abdul-Rahman Mohammed attends NDSCS and F-M Ambulance as he prepares to become the first ever paramedic in Ghana. It won't be that long until young men and women will be some of the newest paramedics in our region, but one of the NDSCS students who, with his class, trains at F-M Ambulance will travel beyond the borders of Fargo-Moorhead. Abdul-Rahman Mohammed will head home to Ghana.
FARGO - Not every successful hunt has to end with the picture of a trophy buck. So here's a story about a hunter and a team of friends nobody can compete with. Former Fargo firefighter Rory Eidsness suffered a paralyzing brain stem stroke back in 2006.While it is tough for him to communicate or move, it doesn't mean he cannot hunt. It sure would be easy for Rory Eidsness to be bitter. So much has been taken from him.
FARGO -- At Addictions Tattoo and Piercing, Athena Funk is taking on a project of a lifetime. Her client is someone we know well: Danielle John, who is here as part of her continuing journey: a survivor. As you may recall from the WDAY documentary "Trafficked" Danielle's trafficker demanded that she have a scroll tattooed on her back that included the rules of his house and what he demanded of his victims.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The parents of Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead announced Tuesday they're increasing the reward from $10,000 to $50,000 for information about the June accident that claimed the lives of their two boys.
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.