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) - School is just around the corner for area students, but until then, it's their teacher's turn to learn a lesson or two to help improve education for local kids. Some teachers say reaching kids is more important than what's on their lesson plan. They are spending the last two weeks before classes start discovering how to use the latest technology to keep kids interested and learning. 800 teachers from 22 school districts in the Northeast Education Services Cooperative, kicking off the school year by learning the latest in educational techniques. &nb
Warwick, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Teachers in the Benson County community of Warwick want a bigger paycheck. That's just one of several arguments that brought state officials out to hear both...
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Heat-related illness is the leading cause of injuries and death among high school athletes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At Devils Lake High School, coaches and athletes say water is the key to avoid cramps, dizziness, or even heat stroke out on the field. Cross Country practice started this week.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - One person is dead and four more injured after a boat crash on Devils Lake. Authorities still don't know what led to the crash, but authorities say the crash highlights a natural danger for boaters on Devils Lake. Authorities got the call at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, a report of an accident on Devils Lake near Haybale Bay, five miles east of the city. Steve Nelson/Ramsey County Sheriff: “Boat had struck a tree protruding out of the water.” They arrived to find a boat, the front end smashed after it ran into the tree at 30 miles per hour.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Top anglers from around the country are battling for the biggest catch on Devils Lake this weekend at the Walleye Masters Circuit tournament. A lot is on the line, including a trip to the national championship, and for anglers, hopefully a few big fish to get them there. There have been plenty of big fish on day one of the tournament. In fact, anglers say Devils Lake is one of their favorite places to fish. Troy Morris/Professional Angler: “Large fields. Big crowds. Lots of excitement.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Lutheran Social Services in Devils Lake is looking for seniors in need of a hot meal, a ride to a doctor's appointment, or just a f
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Controversy is making a stop in small towns across the nation, as BNSF railroad doubles the speed limit for some trains. Devils Lake went through similar controversy nearly a year ago. Some residents are questioning have faster trains impacted the community. The city caused such a commotion over faster trains that railroad officials came to town and worked out a compromise. One year later, trains are running faster
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - There are more than 100,000 foster children available for adoption nationwide, and the need is hitting close to home. According to the latest numbers from the Adoption Exchange Association, more than 300 children are waiting for adoptive families in North Dakota and more than 500 in Minnesota. Tonight, people in the Lake Region are hoping to help. The Lake Region Heritage Center in Devils Lake is full of shining faces of children hoping to find a family to call their own.
McHenry, ND (WDAZ TV) - It's the last stop for a local locomotive landmark for one small North Dakota town. The railroad left McHenry North Dakota, in Foster County, more than 30 years ago.
Cando, ND (WDAZ TV) - People seeking help dealing with alcohol and drug addiction now have a place to turn to in the Lake Region. Counselors and caregivers are finishing their training, before the doors of the Heartview Foundation's Cando treatment center open on Monday, August third. Jennifer Wanzek/Counselor: “The program seems like it's gonna be really fun to work with.” The foundation bought the 16-bed facility with help from the Dakota Medical Foundation.