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) - Survivors, friends, family and the Devils Lake community stepping closer to defeating cancer at the Lake Region Relay for Life. About 300 people are walking here tonight at the Lake Region Relay for Life honoring those who have battled cancer, those who have helped people with cancer, and making the fight easier for those with a battle yet ahead. Deb Frank/Cancer Survivor: “I was diagnosed in 1994. I was 32 years old.” Today, Deb Frank is fighting for others with cancer, as one of the honorary co-chairs of the Lake Region Relay for Life.
Thief River Falls, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A man from Thief River Falls is charged with murder following a bar fight. 34-year-old Shaun Robert Brandt was originally charged with second degree manslaughter after a December bar fight left one man dead. Today, he's facing a much more serious charge. On the night of December 17th 2014, a group of people, including Shaun Robert Brandt, allegedly brought 43-year-old Bradley Friesen out of the Thief River Falls VFW. Court records show Brandt pushed Friesen, who then fell to the ground.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) - After attempts to publicly finance a convention center failed, the City of Devils Lake is looking to recruit private investors for the project. Officials plan to put out a request for development next week, seeking proposals for a Devils Lake convention center. The city had been working for well over a year to bring in a convention center at the old Walmart site and a wellness center at Lake Region State College. As of tonight, plans for the wellness center are on hold. The city hopes the convention center project can continue though, in other hands. Rachel L
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A resort on Devils Lake is getting a makeover. The owner of Woodland Resorts will unveil a new 25 thousand square foot expansion this week. The final screws are going in place, and the windows are being cleaned at Woodland Resorts. Warren Blanchfield/Woodland Resorts: “It's been a work in progress for about nine months now, and now that we're finally getting towards the end, it's getting really exciting for everyone.” The resort has been planning a new bait shop and hotel for three years, to better accommodate the constant flow of anglers coming to D
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Growing gardens is a growing activity in Devils Lake. Due to overwhelming demand, the city is making more room for dozens of locals to try out their green thumb. At the Devils Lake City Gardens, you can grow your own personal produce section. Chris Sommer/Gardner: “Cucumbers. Zucchini. Carrots. Tomatoes. Potatoes. Broccoli.” There are 85 garden plots to host a community of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Marge Jallo/Gardner: “Visiting, and who seems to grow the best so we can beat them.” But a problem is growing too.
Langdon, ND (WDAZ TV) - A letter from a third grader in Langdon, North Dakota is receiving international attention. Adam Ladwig talked with the student today about why the letter...
Devils Lake, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Visitors to Devils Lake this weekend might feel like they're stepped back in time. Hundreds of classic cars are roaming the streets and being displayed for the annual Devils Run car show. But as reporter Adam Ladwig tells us, it's about more than hot rods and cool rides.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ – TV) - It was a somber mood here this afternoon when Walmart employees gathered to honor the two victims of Tuesday's shooting and remember a friend and co-worker taken before his time. Alexander Taylor, Co-Worker: “Greg was probably one of the best people that I have met. He was amazingly friendly. Always had a smile on his face.” Dozens of balloons released into the sky, in memory of Greg Weiland.
The city of New Rockford is finally diving into a multi-million dollar community pool. City leaders say the new attraction is vital to the growth of the community, and kids are excited to make a splash of their own when the pool opens next summer. Adam Ladwig reports.
In North Dakota, female-owned businesses are growing at a much faster rate compared to the rest of the nation. In Devils Lake alone, several new women-owned shops have popped up over the last few years. Adam Ladwig reports.