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) - Friends and family say a loved one's death could have been prevented. 42-year-old John Wilke was found dead Saturday morning in his jail cell...
For nearly 20 years, the Shirek family has shared a rare and unexpected gift with North Dakota and the world. Their Lake Region buffalo farm has produced five pureblood albino buffalo. Adam Ladwig reports.
Residents will not be returning to the town of Heimdal this evening, as responders and investigators are expected on scene all night following a train derailment. Fire broke out Wednesday morning when a train carrying North Dakota crude oil derailed near the town, 65 miles southwest of Devils Lake. Crews are expected to spend several days repairing the damage. Adam Ladwig reports.
After many years, a popular sport is returning to the Lake Region. Dozens of kids in Devils Lake are improving their sharpshooting skills at the city's new archery range. Adam Ladwig reports.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Quite the surprise Monday for one lucky teacher in Devils Lake, when she was named Devils Lake Schools Teacher of the Year. Central Middle School Reading Specialist Jeanne Aasand was announced Teacher of the Year. Aasand works with students from fifth through eighth grade, helping them improve their reading skills to better comprehend other subjects in school. Her family and co-workers were on hand. She say
They're a symbol of peace between two nations situated on the longest undefended international border in the world. The iconic towers at the International Peace Garden will soon be demolished...
Maddock, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - A North Dakota child not even two-years-old is fighting for her life in Minneapolis after doctors discovered a brain tumor last month. Family members says she has only a three percent chance of surviving, but they're doing everything they can to help her in her fight with an entire community backing them up. Sky Stevens isn't here today in Maddock, North Dakota, but her presence is felt by everyone.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - If you were looking to get a haircut this weekend and couldn't find an open barber shop, it may be because of the 82nd annual North Dakota Barbers' Convention. 75 barbers from around the state met in Devils Lake this weekend to talk all things hair and learn the latest tricks of the trade. Presenters also taught barbers how to maximize profits. Organizers say the barber industry is changing rapidly in North Dakota.
In North Dakota, 63% of Native American students graduate from high school. That's about 25% below the state average, according to the Department of Education. Four Winds School on the Spirit Lake Nation is helping students of all ages with positive messages, valuable information, and some ballers. Adam Ladwig reports.
After nearly breaking apart last month, the Tolna Dam in Nelson County is being repaired. Now the Big Coulee Dam in Bisbee, North Dakota is in danger of breaching, and the race is on to find a fix before it's too late. Adam Ladwig reports.