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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MOORHEAD — American Crystal Sugar and its union are back at the negotiating table— something that tore the two sides apart just a few years ago. The last time the two sides negotiated, a bitter and very vocal lockout went on for 22 months. The scene looked bitter in 2011, when union workers were forced out of their jobs after contract talks failed. American Crystal brought in replacement workers and the union vowed to picket outside plants until a contract was in place.
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.
PELICAN RAPIDS - The Pelican Rapids police department says they are currently investigating a bomb threat at the Family Dollar. They say the threat was called in around 4:15 p.m. Only employees were inside at the time and have since been evacuated. Authorities say they're assessing the scene and are trying to gauge the credibility of the threat and if a bomb squad needs to be called in. Watch WDAY 6 News at 6 and 10 and online on WDAY.com for more on this developing story.
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.
Harpurseville, N.Y. (WDAY-TV) - A live stream of a giraffe about to give birth is captivating people across the country, but it was recently pulled from youtube for being "sexually explicit." The Animal Adventure Park in New York has been live streaming the pregnancy. April the giraffe and her mate, Oliver, are expecting a baby any moment now.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—Cleanup of the camp, and recouping money from the protests, is now a priority. Millions of dollars have been spent on these pipeline protests from a law enforcement standpoint. On Wednesday, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said it's very likely the state will sue the federal government. While the protest camp now only has a few dozen structures left, it at one point was filled with thousands of people living there.
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.
FARGO—It's the smallest but possibly the most dangerous area of the city. On any given night, especially weekends, you'll find many people walking the streets in downtown Fargo. Many will say they feel relatively safe amid all the crime that happens there. Even so, police and the Fargo Downtown Community Partnership met Thursday to address concerns about crime in the area. In total, officers got more than 18,000 calls to downtown alone in 2016.