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) - Devils Lake Public Schools is looking to raise local taxes to help offset a budget deficit. Even with the deficit, officials say they're hoping to keep the tax increase as small as possible. It costs a lot of money to educate kids in Devils Lake, about 21 million dollars a year. In fact, more money than the district has taken in. Scott Privratsky/Devils Lake Superintendent: “We have deficit spent for the last three years.” The district ran a deficit of about $430,000 last year.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - One of the best junior college basketball players in the county plays right here in North Dakota. Kennedy Henningsgard will represent Lake Region State College at the National Junior College all-star weekend later this month. henningsgard is one of the leaders on the Lake Region State College Lady Royals. She led the team in scoring, with 14 points a game, and led the team to the national tournament. And that's just on the court. Danny Mertens/Lady Royals Head Coach: “She's gonna be one of our captains on and off the court. She's a 4.0 student.
Langdon, ND (WDAZ TV) - Today is a very special day for a little girl in Langdon, North Dakota. She's celebrating her tenth birthday. But this year's celebration wasn't focused on the big one-oh, but rather how precious life is. Jiry Rosecrans thought she was simply meeting her best friend for a sleepover. Instead, she arrived at Langdon High School to the cheers of hundreds of friend, family, and supporters. Jiry Rosecrans/Turning 10 years old: “Surprised!
Authorities in Wells County have confirmed what they believe is a murder-suicide. Wells County Sheriff Johnny Lawson says Bradey Wolff, aged 33 or 34, likely shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Maxwell, aged 22 or 23, before killing himself. The shooting happened near Chaseley in southwestern Wells County, about 35 miles west of Carrington, around 7 P.M.
New Rockford, ND (WDAZ TV) - An organization is spreading the love in one North Dakota town, giving ten different grants to local non-profits and community projects. It’s all part of a plan to help the town thrive for generations to come. Jessica Dillon/New Rockford Community Foundation: “Our community is able to help itself.” In New Rockford, a town of less than 1,500, a little bit is going a long way for a lot of different groups. Dillon lists some off, saying, “Arts organizations, and emergency service organizations, social service organizations.” The New Rockford Commu
Ft. Totten, ND (WDAZ TV) - The stage is set for the 53rd year at the historic Fort Totten Little Theater. This year's musical premiers July 1st. It's a chance for performers to step out of their comfort zone, and into the skin of someone else. Kelcee Ewert/Performer:” Really excited. It's really fun.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - Smokers in Devils Lake may soon be prohibited from lighting up in city parks. The local park board is looking at restricting tobacco usage, especially around children. Cigarette butts are a bigger problem at local parks than first thought, says Liz Bonney, tobacco prevention coordinator with Lake Region District Health Unit. Liz Bonney/tobacco prevention coordinator: “I was surprised at how many there actually were.” She's working with the Devils Lake Park Board to draw up a tobacco policy for local parks.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - 14 North Dakota National Guard soldiers have sacrificed their lives for their country since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Devils Lake, soldiers and civilians alike are making sure that each of those fallen heroes is honored and remembered. Sgt 1st Class Kristi Hogness/Organizer, "It's just a great feeling to see so many people come out and support the event." More than 160 people hitting the pavement for those who died fighting for their freedom. Sgt.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) - 14 North Dakota National Guard soldiers have sacrificed their lives for their country since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. In Devils Lake, soldiers and civilians alike are making sure that each of those fallen heroes is honored and remembered. Sgt.
People on the Spirit Lake Nation are learning how to help overcome trauma and loss through the art of storytelling. The How We Survive program is touring the state offering assistance to people dealing with any form of loss.