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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A rural Argusville, North Dakota, man is due to leave Sanford hospital on Friday just weeks after a fall from a four story apartment building under construction. 48-year old Terry Payne was doing concrete flooring work on the building when he fell off the edge, down an elevator shaft. A 45-foot fall. "Down at the bottom of the elevator shaft - I didn't see it, but they said there was one piece of plywood and that is where I landed. Otherwise it was 2x4s and nails everywhere," Payne explained. He survived. The 45 foot fall resulted in broken vertebrae, ribs.
Casselton, N.D. - Around here, rhubarb is as American and Midwest as Mom and apple pie. In fact, this time of year, we're all anxious for that first batch of rhubarb sauce, jam, bars and pie. But this year, a warning from the experts at NDSU: Because of the hard freeze earlier this week, some rhubarb stalks are "toxic." It's the plant's reaction to the abnormal freezing temperatures we suffered across the region. NDSU Plant Sciences Department is getting calls about it, and they have this advice about rhubarb leaves. Dr.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D.—Talk to any parent who has lost a child and they'll say there is nothing that compares. Kyle Nelson was just 20 when he died from injuries in a rollover near Geneseo just months ago. He had been ejected from the truck he was riding in. Nelson was all farm boy. It would be a lifelong love affair with farming. By the eighth grade, Nelson had bought his first tractor, a 930 Case. He went on to be an outstanding FFA Farmer of the Year. "Very hard worker, never complained.
MAPLETON, N.D. – Everyone in Mapleton knows Myrtle Farrell. Over the years, she babysat children for most of the town and for decades, she has been known as the "quilt maker." There is more to the story. Farrell is still doing it today as a business—at 106 years old. Farrell may be the oldest businesswoman in North Dakota, sewing quilts and selling them.
FARGO – When thousands gather at the starting line for the Boston Marathon next week, one Fargo woman will be running for a very special purpose. In a few days, Tenielle Klubben will trade in the flat running paths of Fargo for a big city run in Boston. Klubben has decided to dedicate her 26.2-mile run in memory of Cassidy Joy Andel, a girl Klubben babysat back in Cooperstown, N.D.
Forum News Service takes on the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in this documentary. We explore the emerging crisis as it unfolds in the Oil Patch of western...
One of Minnesota's promising authors comes from our own back-yard. 7-year-old Kristina Heinlein of Detroit Lakes has quite the story to tell and so, using her markers and her pencil, she has written a book called: "Beans Great Adventures." All to help other kids who may be scared about surgery at the hospital. In her 2nd grade classroom, the book is already a best seller. She hopes to use money from the sale of the books to buy toys and other items for kids staying at Children's Hospital.