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Travis Skonseng

Travis grew up in Wahpeton, ND. He attended NDSU for Business and Psychology. After graduating, he went back to school at MSUM for a broadcasting degree. Travis started at WDAY in May 2008. Prior to joining the WDAY team, he worked at the FOX News Station in Fargo for 4.5 years. There he did everything from behind the scenes work to fill in weather to weekend anchoring. Travis has won North Dakota and Minnesota Associated Press awards for reporting. He co-anchors First News and reports during the week. Please feel free to drop an email with story ideas.

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Papa John's scrambling to keep up with free pizza promotion

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Employees at a local pizza place are seeing a spike in pizzas after a Super Bowl promotion. Papa John's promised its Reward Members free pizza and pop if the coin toss landed on heads. It did.

WDAY, 02/10/2012

Local law makers weigh in on same sex marriage issue

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) _ The controversial challenge to become the state's first gay married couple is re-igniting heated debate. Lawmakers in both parties are weighing in, wondering if it will come up in the next legislative session.

WDAY, 02/09/2012

Fargo couple to challenge North Dakota's gay marriage law

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - After years of legal wrangling, the controversial law banning gay couples from marrying is about to be challenged in North Dakota. Two Fargo men will make history trying to become the state's first married gay couple.

WDAY, 02/08/2012

Budget cuts could end some missions at Fargo Air Base

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A big blow to the base in Fargo. We are learning a new mission for the North Dakota Air National Guard could be over before it begins. The shocking news comes as Congress takes steps to balance the constrained budget.

WDAY, 02/03/2012

Disturbing game of "Rape Tag" has school administrators taking action

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A disturbing game at recess is capturing the attention of administrators, parents, and children. It's called rape tag. The New Ulm school district says some students were playing it during a recent recess.

WDAY, 02/02/2012

Ulen-Hitterdal leaders agree to partial activites consolidation with Norman County East

Ulen, MN (WDAY TV) - A controversial consolidation in two small Minnesota school districts is closer to becoming reality, this fall. Ulen-Hitterdal school leaders overwhelmingly agree to pair some athletic and extra-curriculars with Norman County East.

WDAY, 02/01/2012

Ruling will allow medication-aided abortions to continue Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Cass County district judge declares a restraining order will stay in effect, allowing abortions by drugs to continue - for now. The sudden decision comes as a clinic challenges a controversial North Dakota law; that law making some abortions illegal.

WDAY, 01/27/2012

New Minnesota bill aims to protect prosecutors

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It is a controversy sparking concern: Should county prosecutors be allowed to carry guns in courthouses? Minnesota lawmakers just passed that proposal, but the draft is dividing defenders.

WDAY, 01/26/2012

NDSU student searches for answers after hit and run

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An avid bicyclist is taking his terrifying account of a bizarre crash on city streets to the public, in hopes of solving the case. The young man escaped injury after being run down biking Sunday.

WDAY, 01/25/2012

City of Fargo to consider two law changes

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some minor tweaks proposed to Fargo city law could mean major changes for gun owners and teen drivers City leaders are looking at updating laws, some to fit state rules.

WDAY, 01/20/2012

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