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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HAITI — A lot of people include "world travel" as an item on a bucket list. There's a good chance Haiti is not on the "must go to" list. Recently, 25 members of a Fargo based eye surgery team went to Haiti for some life-changing volunteer work. Blindness and the need for eye care there overwhelmed the team. In the mountains of northern Haiti, the mornings can take your breath away, but as the impoverished nation awakens, a reminder of reality. The basic needs for daily living and survival are lacking for so many here.
PIGNON, HAITI -- A lot of people include world travel as an item on a bucket list, but there's a good chance Haiti is not on the "must go to" list. Recently, 25 members of a Fargo-based eye surgery team went to Haiti for some life-changing volunteer work. In the mountains of Northern Haiti, the mornings can take your breath away, but as the impoverished nation awakens, there's a reminder of reality. The basic needs for living and survival are lacking for many there.
WARREN—A Warren, Minnesota boy has an unusual request for the holidays; he wants to beat cancer, for a second time. Landon LaBine spent a brief part of his Christmas vacation at Sanford on Thursday, where oncologists studied the latest scans to see if he can claim "remission" yet again. All it took was a 7-year old comedian to break the tension of Thursday; Landon singing UND Hockey goal song. Landon, is your typical Northern Minnesota kid; addicted to hockey and fishing, but cancer has interrupted his young life.
FARGO -- One of WDAY's great radio pioneers has left us. Longtime announcer and morning radio personality Don Dresser died Friday night. He was 84. Don spent more than 30 years at the WDAY-AM microphone. Always showing up to work every morning, dressed for business.
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.