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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Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - A seafood bounty was served up tonight in Devils Lake. About a thousand fish fried up by local anglers for a community feast. Partly a generous offering, and also a chance to help keep the sport open for everyone. Michaela Osborne/Devils Lake Resident: It's good food. Good fish. I love fish. I love fishing, and awesome corn and fellowship. Food, fishing, and friendship.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Kindergarteners in Devils Lake got their first taste of school today. It wasn't only new for them. Today was a fresh experience for teachers and staff at Minnie H Cchool as well. It’s is the first day of school since it's been transformed into a dedicated Kindergarten center. Wide-eyed children wandering the halls of their new school, clasping their parents' hands on their first day. Kindergarten student Ali Frelich says she’s, “A little excited.” Kim Krogfoss/Principal: “Some are really excited. They show their excitement to be here.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Charges have been filed against 54-year-old Tom Burns, the Grand Forks man behind the wheel when a boat crashed into a tree sticking out of the water on Devils Lake. Burns is charged with one count of manslaughter, a Class B felony, three counts of reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, and one count of boating under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor. The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - It's harvest time in the Lake Region, but farmers are already at the mercy of Mother Nature. Rain and high winds have been hitting the area for the last week. Ag experts say rain typically helps most farmers, but the timing of it was a little off, leaving some producers holding the short end of the stick. We've seen anywhere from half an inch to an inch and a quarter of rain in the Lake Region this past week.
New Rockford, ND (WDAZ TV) - Shock and uncertainty at the New Rockford Transcript after their building burns to the ground. But the news never stops. The newspaper rallied to get the first edition since the fire out Amy Wobbema/General Manager: “It has been a range of emotions from complete shock and disbelief, to triumphence and success.” The burnt remains of the New Rockford Transcript office still bring a tinge of sadness, a week after the building was destroyed in a massive fire. It was believed to be an electrical fire. Bonnie Voight/Co-Owner: “Everybody's got knotted guts.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - The need is high, and the number of donors is low. A plunge in summer blood donations could leave local hospitals scrambling. Nearly 100 hospitals will be getting blood thanks to police and firefighters in the Lake Region. Hospitals in the region use more than 500 units of blood each day. First responders know all too well about that need, so they're doing everything they can to help. Blue and red. Law enforcement and firefighters.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Normally, vacation photos aren't that newsworthy. But when you're Hollywood star Josh Duhamel, it's an exception. The Minot native has been spotted in Devils Lake the last two days. Proz Lakeside at The Cove posted photos of Duhamel visiting the restaurant last night on its Facebook page. He even got lunch at Old Main Street Cafe downtown Devils Lake today. Duhamel filmed a commercial for North Dakota tourism in Fargo on Sunday.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - It's back to school time, and volunteers in the Lake Region are working to ensure every child gets clothes and supplies needed to head back to class. At the Memorial Building in Devils Lake today, volunteers filled the room with clothes, free for anyone to take. The Devils Lake R-S-V-P volunteers scoured the community for clothing donations.
Langdon, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Anna Hoffarth's story began way back in 1908. Since then, the world has changed drastically, and the Cavalier County native has been there for the entire ride, helping make the journey easier for others. Today, loved ones celebrated Hoffarth and everything she's done on this, her 107th birthday. This day should have never come, says Anna Hoffarth's daughter, Leona Platz. Leona Platz/Daughter: “It's unbelievable, because I was a little girl when the doctors told us that she will be with no longer with us. “ That was nearly 70 years ago.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The American Indian Science and Engineering Society says UND is one of the 200 best schools for Native Students.