Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.
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Fargo, N.D. - Vector Control has confirmed the first positive collection of West Nile in Fargo. They captured 13 testing pools of mosquitoes on Thursday July 6, 2017. At 8 p.m. they found that 1 of the 13 pools tested positive for the disease. The sample that tested positive was collected near Mickelson Field and El Zagal golf course.
NORTH DAKOTA—Water Patrol units from Otter Tail and Becker counties will be out in force in the lead-up to the Fourth of July holiday. The DNR and county deputies will be enforcing boating-while-drinking rules. The blood-alcohol limit for boating is 0.08, and penalties increase if there are kids in the boat. "We will be looking for the erratic behavior, reckless driving and we remind people to call us right away and the quicker we can react, the better we can handle the situation." said Todd Glander of the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
FARGO—This weekend in Fessenden, North Dakota the town is shutting down. The high school gym, Saturday, will open its doors, so the community can finally say goodbye to one of its own. World War II Hero Arthur Neuenschwander died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On board the USS Oklahoma. Because of improved DNA testing, his remains were just recently identified. Veterans groups from all eras gathered, waiting for the plane to arrive.
Washington, D.C. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV)--After three straight days of rain, the clouds lifted in Washington, D.C. as 30,000 people packed the National Mall to remember fallen police officers, including Fargo's Jason Moszer. Flanked by law enforcement, mothers, fathers, wives and children were escorted to the candlelight vigil. The sound of bagpipes echoed across the national mall as tens of thousands descended on the vigil, where those who mourned heard words of comfort.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- After three straight days of rain, the clouds lifted in Washington D.C. as 30,000 people packed the National Mall to remember fallen police officers, including Fargo's Jason Moszer. Over the years the national wall in Washington D.C. has been home to marches and protests, but tonight, a moving tribute to fallen officers. Flanked by law enforcement, mothers, fathers, wives and children were escorted to the candlelight vigil.
WASHINGTON D.C.—It has been yet another damp but busy day for those Fargo police officers, family and friends remembering Jason Moszer in Washington D.C. All weekend long at the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall, those who knew Jason best are seeing his etched name for the first time. It was just a few years ago that Jason Moszer, then a new Fargo police officer, would come to Washington, D.C. along with his wife visit the law enforcement memorial here. On Saturday, his friends remember him here.
NAPOLEON, NORTH DAKOTA—The death of a police officer in Napoleon, North Dakota has sparked a social media storm. The mother of the police officer says elected city officials in Napoleon contributed to the death of a fine man. Linda Weber says in her Facebook post that the mayor and others should be held accountable for the wrongful termination that was a contributing factor in Nathan Weber dying by suicide last week.
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Sit down and talk with any family that has battled addiction. The experience is unlike any crisis they will face in life - often an emotional, physical, financial roller coaster. All this week, WDAY 6 News is taking an unprecedented look at how addiction and the opiate crisis has impacted our community. Record numbers of overdoses and deaths the last 12 months. WDAY 6 News reporter Kevin Wallevand joins us live with one Fargo family's story that reveals addiction can happen to anyone.
FARGO — Talk to anyone who struggles with addiction. It is an evil grip that not only affects the individual, but also family and friends. In the last few months, dozens of families in our area have buried their children as an opiate crisis sweeps the valley. This is the story of one south Fargo family and the tragedy that addiction left them with today. Chase Fliginger was the kind of kid every neighborhood loved to have. "He was the most outgoing, carefree. He did not look at anybody in a bad way," said his sister, Daysha Fliginger.