Adam Ladwig joined WDAZ as the Devils Lake bureau reporter in January, 2012. Prior to that he reported for KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards during his time at WDAZ, including an Eric Sevareid award and a Regional Emmy Award as part of team coverage during the search for Anthony Kuznia. A Colorado native, Adam graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Journalism. He misses the Rocky Mountains, but the kind people of North Dakota more than make up for that. He is thrilled to be in the Lake Region, telling stories that matter. In his spare time, Adam is usually futilely attempting to get in shape, or cheering for his beloved Denver Broncos.
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Langdon, ND (WDAZ TV) - Some of us can't stand our boss, but a Langdon, North Dakota man is calling his boss his guardian angel. He was given a chance to prove that you can make it in life, despite living with a disability. The employer is now being honored by the state for giving people an opportunity they may not find elsewhere. It's a busy morning at the Bread Pan bakery in Langdon. Clinton Klein/Customer: “It's a friendly place. People are nice, and it's a win of a bakery.” Owner Jim Balk has been slingin’ dough for more than 40 years.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Teenage mothers are five times more likely to drop out of high school compared to other female students, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Devils Lake, one young mother is honored for her commitment for earning her education...and helping other mothers reach their educational goals. Ashley Bachmeier was like any other student, working toward her high school degree, when life interrupted. Ashley Bachmeier/Devils Lake High School graduate: “The end of my junior year I found out I was pregnant.”
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - The City of Devils Lake approved its budget for 2016, which include some hefty new costs. How is the city paying for it? And will residents see bigger tax and utility bills as a result? It costs about ten million dollars per year to run a city the size of Devils Lake. That includes everything from police and fire, to sanitation and utilities.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Liquor laws are a little more lax in Devils Lake tonight, after the city commission approved a plan to allow bars to open earlier on Sundays. Dick Johnson/Devils Lake Mayor: “We had some requests from bar owners, is how it got started.” The big reason for the change? To capitalize on business brought in by football fans. Before tonight, Devils Lake bars couldn't open until noon on Sundays.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ TV) - Did you know there's a football game tomorrow? It's been impossible to escape the hype surrounding the first UND-NDSU football game since 2003. Sadie Hillis/UND Alum: “They'll be lots of green. Lots of green.” Grand Forks is getting ready to cheer on UND as they try to beat the Bison. For fans who couldn't score a ticket, Ground Round is setting up an outdoor party. Mathew Walkowiak/Owner, Ground Round: “Like to see a few hundred more people out here.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Transferring credits from 2 year to 4 year colleges is a challenge for many students. The new chancellor of the North Dakota University System is trying to change that. Dr. Mark Haggerott says he wants to make sure schools like Lake Region State prepare students for what comes after graduation, whether they move on to a four year school, or enter the ever-changing job market. It's always good to be able to show off to the guy in charge. So says Lake Region State College president Doug Darling. Dr.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Normally, when you have a medical emergency, usually you go to the emergency room or call an ambulance.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - With nothing but sticky notes, a pen, and determination, a Devils Lake teen is on a mission. After a fellow Devils Lake High School student committed suicide, one of his classmates made it her mission to help lift the spirits of her peers and remind them that they're loved and supported. Desi Frith/Devils Lake Student: “If they are going through something hard, and then they see one of them, it shows that somebody cares.” That somebody is Desi Frith. She says, “I got a bunch of sticky notes, and I started putting them
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - A Devils Lake company is pouring more than eight million dollars into a new gas station and travel center on the eastern edge of town. It will be the biggest business of its kind in the community. The company behind this new travel center say too many truckers drive through Devils Lake without stopping.
Spirit Lake Nation, ND (WDAZ TV) - Fresh produce. Homemade baked goods. Jellies and jams. Some of the things you expect to find at a Farmer's Market. A farmer's market on the Spirit Lake reservation is expanding beyond fruits and vegetables. Carrie Duafala/Cankdeska Cikana Community College: “We do great things down here at this college and our farmer's market's one of them.” Cankdeska Cikana Community College opened its doors for local farmers to share their corps with the community. Onions. Potatoes. Tomatoes.