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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If a local business owner told you that their best sales day of the year was a Thursday in July, you might call them crazy. But that's exactly what they're saying today, during the Crazy Days event in Devils Lake. Paula Vistad/Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Director: “It's fun.
A gruesome discovery shook the small town of Niagara, North Dakota 100 years ago. Six bodies were discovered in a basement. It's not a case of who did it - but who were the people found murdered? The previous owner of the home is the main suspect. But he died by the time the bodies were uncovered, taking the identities of the victims to the grave with him. WDAZ's Adam Ladwig brings us the tale of a century-old murder mystery, and the nameless victims who never received the memorial they deserved.
Eddy County, ND (WDAZ TV) - In 15 minutes you can't get a pizza delivered, but soldiers with the army reserve can build a floating bridge capable of moving tanks over water. WDAZ went out with the soldiers today, training to move big equipment over any terrain they run into. Sgt. Daniel Zelinski/Army Reserve: “They open up and unfold and we put them all together and float across the water.” Building sounds simple for Army Reserve soldiers.
Cando, ND (WDAZ TV) - For one hundred years...through ups and downs, and near destruction, residents in Cando, North Dakota have always had the Audi Theater. With leadership committed to keeping the arts vibrant in their community, they're celebrating the theater's centennial with an eye to the future. History is written on the walls backstage at the Audi Theater. Generations of performers leaving their mark over the decades. Babe Belzer/Cando Arts Council: “In the 6th grade, 1946.” Jo Staus/Cando Arts Council President: “I was in Cinderella.
Lakota, ND (WDAZ TV) - Over the past year three day care facilities have shut down in Lakota.
Oberon, ND (WDAZ TV) - New details are released about a former Benson County elementary school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student years ago, as...
Oberon, ND (WDAZ TV) - A teacher in Benson County is accused of having sex with a student. Corey Ploium taught 5th and 6th grade at the Oberon school for...
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Flooding on Devils Lake over the past 20 years has not only swallowed more than 130,000 acres, it also destroyed most of the shore's fishing opportunities for anglers. Now the city plans to create more spots where you can walk up to the lake, and cast a line. Before the flood began, it was a lot easier to fish from the shores of Devils Lake. Mike Grafsgaard/City Engineer: “There were numerous access points prior to the lake coming up and the roads being raised.” Now, rip rap covers most of the shore, built up to protect the city from flood waters. Suzie
Click here to view the Rez Comedy Kickstarter page Bemidji, MN (WDAZ TV) - They admit they're crazy for doing it, but two Native American comedians are trying their hardest to launch themselves from Northern Minnesota, all the way to the spotlight of Tinseltown. Rob Fairbanks/Comedian: “I always thought, growing up, that's the coolest job ever is to go up on stage and make peo
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - After more than 20 years of rising water and a billion and a half dollars spent to fight it, officials say work to protect the Lake Region from flooding is nearly complete. What’s the next step in keeping the Lake Region safe from flooding? That's the question a general with the Army Corps of Engineers, along with state and local leaders asked today.