Amy is proud to be a Red River Valley native and cover stories that matter to her community. She was raised in Hallock, Minnesota and received her degree at the University of North Dakota where she participated in the student run TV show Studio One. In college, Amy met her husband, WDAY’s Jody Norstedt, while interning at WDAZ in Grand Forks. She started at WDAY in April 2014 and is currently WDAY'Z Xtra News at Nine's anchor and producer. Have a news idea? Amy would love to share your story or investigate an issue you’re concerned about.
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Gwinner, ND (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - One person is dead after a crash in Sargent County. It happened around 10:30PM on Saturday. State Patrol says 39-year-old Oscar Castro of Oakes was driving on Highway 13 a half a mile east of Gwinner when he rear ended a tractor pulling a plow. Castro died at the scene from head injuries.
FARGO—Many of us use Facebook to stay in touch and pass time, but it's also opening a new world of live pornography, violence and drug related activity. Free time these days often includes a phone, tablet or computer. For Katie Kapel and her boys, that comes with physical and virtual boundaries. "They can't use their phones in their rooms so we can always keep an eye on them. We will randomly do checks on them. They can't use social media until they're age 13," said Kapel. Katie's quick to agree these are firm ground rules.
Minneapolis, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - They say there's no crying in baseball, but this heartwarming moment may make you tear up. Fargo South player, 17-year-old Alec Penney, is celebrating his first varsity hit. Teammates tell us he has Down Syndrome and has played with the team for years but never got the opportunity to get a hit.
Belcourt, N.D. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - Schools in Belcourt, North Dakota went into lockdown for the second day in a row. According to the Turtle Mountain Community Schools Facebook page, there were safety concerns Wednesday, based off of Tuesday’s events where there was a threat to the high school on Facebook. One student was questioned and detained by authorities Tuesday, other people were also interviewed.
Walsh County, N.D. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - Alcohol is said to be involved in an ATV crash that seriously injured a man in Walsh County. Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Christopher Bata of Adams was driving near Highway 35 around 1:30 Sunday morning. He was on ice-covered dirt and was thrown off his four-wheeler. He was taken to a hospital in Park River with what's described as significant injuries.
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY-TV) - Police have released surveillance footage from an armed robbery that happened Saturday night at a North Fargo liquor store. It happened around 8:45 at Stamart Liquor, which is on 12th avenue, just off of I-29. Police say the suspect showed two handgun, demanded money and left in a black car. Two employees were in the store at the time.
METRO—Area homeless shelters say more elderly and sick people are coming through their doors than ever before. They say it's putting a strain on their staff and the entire community and that the problem is going to get much worse. It's a building most are ashamed to enter, but this homeless shelter is a place that many, like Paul Weeks, call home and share some of their most private problems. "My health is a little bit on the rickety side," said Paul.
Cando, N.D. (WDAY-WDAZ) - Two men are hurt, one seriously, after being attacked in Cando. The Towner County sheriff says Saturday around 5 P.M., they got a call to an apartment building. When they arrived, they found a man bleeding in the hallway with serious injuries. They then found another injured man inside an apartment unit. Both are expected to be okay.
Grand Forks, N.D. - A man is hurt after a three-car crash in Grand Forks. Police say it happened Sunday night around 6:45 on 32nd Avenue near Happy Harry's Bottle Shop. They say 23-year-old Ryan Honken of Grand Forks tried to make a left turn when he pulled out in front of 33-year-old Mohammad Hassan. Hassan's car then hit another car. Hassan was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Honken was given a citation for failure to yield.
Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - A person sitting in a recliner at home was hit when a pickup came smashing into the room. The Moorhead Fire Department says around 1:30PM Sunday, a medical condition caused a driver to lose consciousness in a neighborhood south of The Meadows golf course. The pickup hit what's described as a den area of the home. The person inside was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.