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Becky Parker

Becky Parker joined the WDAY 6 News team in July of 2012. She was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. At NDSU, Becky served as News Director for ‘SU TV News, the university’s first ever student-run newscast. She was also an anchor and reporter for the organization. Before coming to WDAY, Becky was reporting for Lakeland Public Television at their Brainerd, MN bureau. She also spent internship hours at WDAZ in Grand Forks and KVRR Fox in Fargo. If you have story ideas or questions, please e-mail Becky at

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Steer that escaped in Casselton on his way to Michigan animal sanctuary

Casselton, ND (WDAY TV) - The story of a steer that made a break for it on his way to slaughter has a happy ending.

WDAY, 03/22/2014

Bison fans pack Bison Turf to watch NDSU upset Oklahoma in NCAA Tournament

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 750 fans at the game in Spokane tonight. Thousands more back home, watching. The Bison Turf, on campus, was bustling of course but with a somewhat different crowd than you might expect.

WDAY, 03/20/2014

Turmoil in Ukraine causing concern for businesses in North Dakota

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It seems far away, but the turmoil in Ukraine is causing concern for businesses based right here in North Dakota. Our state has a strong trade relationship with the country, mostly with agriculture.

WDAY, 03/19/2014

Bison basketball fans gather at BSA for Selection Sunday

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The NCAA basketball tournament selection committee has spoken. The Summit League Champion NDSU Bison men's basketball team now knows it will be the 12th seed in the West region and heading to Spokane.

WDAY, 03/16/2014

NDSU students create new service to help fellow Bison get home safely

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new service created by a few NDSU students aims to help their fellow Bison get home safely. The Bison Beeper is a way to track down a designated driver after drinking a few too many.

WDAY, 03/16/2014

Bison hold selection Sunday party at BSA

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Both North Dakota universities are well known for their passionate fan bases. In 2009 the first time the Bison qualified for the Division I tournament thousands of fans packed the BSA to support the team.

WDAY, 03/16/2014

Mission trip to Ethiopia changes Kindred family's life forever

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A mission trip to Ethiopia less than a year ago has changed one family's life forever. 17-year-old Kennedy Odegaard of Kindred befriended two young boys from a trash dump community, and eventually convinced her parents to take a trip and meet them.

WDAY, 03/14/2014

Poor Photoshop job sparks discussion about a troubling trend

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A poor Photoshop job has sparked discussion about a troubling trend among teens and young women. The thigh gap is becoming a more sought-after body ideal, and recent ads on Target's website show a pretty extreme version of the trend.

WDAY, 03/12/2014

Fargo South student dies following pool incident

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 18 days after being found face down in the Fargo South High School pool, a student has died.

WDAY, 03/09/2014

11-year-old birthday girl donates gifts to charity

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Many kids look forward to birthdays knowing that a stack of presents is headed their way.

WDAY, 03/07/2014

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