I joined the WDAY 6 news team in September of 2013 as a weekend anchor and reporter. Previous to arriving in the F-M area, I worked as a broadcast journalist at the CBS affiliate (KTVQ) in Billings, Montana (sidenote: my hometown). I have worn many hats in my young broadcast career as an anchor, reporter, producer, sports producer and online producer. However, my favorite role to play is storyteller (collective: "ahh"). When not bringing you the 5 o'clock news with Robin, the Sunday 5:30 and 10 with Amy-- or reporting on WDAY 6 News at 6, I enjoy taking in or participating in sports. On the professional level, I root for Seattle teams. As a graduate of the University of Montana, I also enjoys FCS football (but forgive my allegiance). I also enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to good music and frolicking in the outdoors. I enjoy those things all the more when I can do them with my wife, Annie (a Minnesota native). If you have a story idea for me, or just want to say hello, you can send me an email!
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FARGO — A fundraiser for a fallen Fargo police officer quickly met its goal. Earlier this month, the Fargo Police Department announced it would sell coins honoring Jason Moszer. He was killed in the line of duty last year. Police officials said Tuesday, March 21, that they've sold out of the coins and raised $20,000. That money will help cover travel expenses for Moszer's family and friends to Washington, D.C., in May for Law Enforcement Memorial Week. That's when Moszer's name will be engraved on a national memorial wall.
FARGO — A dangerous drug found in an unlikely source has put regional law enforcement on alert, and police are warning the public to stay vigilant. The message is coming from Grand Forks, where 57-year-old Michael Kotaska was recently arrested. Police say they took an eye-dropper from him that tested positive for furanyl fentanyl. It's a substance commonly abused by opiate addicts.
GEORGETOWN, Minn. — Several fire departments from western Minnesota are fighting an active house fire in Georgetown. The fire, which began shortly before 9:30 a.m., March 3, started in a garage adjacent to the home at 119 Main St., said Dilworth Fire Chief Mark Empting. A man who is renting the property was home when the fire started, but escaped unharmed. Empting said the man had started a fire in a wood burning stove in the garage earlier in the morning. Empting said he believed the fire may have spread from the stove.
FARGO –U.S Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., described the current political climate in Washington as tough. WDAY asked Franken today for his take on recent clashes over Cabinet nominations and executive orders.. President Donald Trump is at "war with everybody" and continues to use inaccurate information to back up his claims, Franken said.
Menahga, MN (WDAY-TV) - Coaches, teachers and members of an undefeated jr. high football team in 1976 have kept the team's game film safe over the course of the last 40 years. A team captain from the team, Dan Mortenson, is the most recent guardian of the footage. After a few discussions with his former teammates, Mortenson took the initiative to find a way to convert the video cartridge to a digital format.
FARGO—A West Fargo father was sentenced to two years in prison Monday, Jan. 30, after pleading guilty to abusing his then 5-month-old infant last year. Christopher Lee Olson, 25, entered an Alford plea to Class A felony child neglect or abuse in Cass County District Court. The plea means Olson maintains innocence but recognizes there's enough evidence to convict him. Police were called to a local hospital on April 5, 2016, by nursing staff who believed that a 5-month-old with multiple bruises and a significant head injury was the victim of child abuse.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Jefferson Elementary School students in Fargo started their year off with a day devoted to compassion. More than 100 4th and 5th graders worked in groups to take part in several morning activities. We were there as the kids completed Play-Doh fueled tasks under the supervision of a Fargo South High School student. The activities are designed to help students develop compassion and respect while also raising awareness about bullying.
Bemidji, MN (WDAY News) - New information to tell you about concerning a house fire northwest of Bemidji. A home in Eckles Township caught fire Monday afternoon is now considered a total loss. There were people home at the time of the fire and they were all able to get out safely. Fire crews from Bemidji and Solway spent six hours fighting the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation but Bemidji Fire tells us it is not believed to be suspicious.
(WDAY/WDAZ News) - It's no secret, nostalgia sells. Whether it's television, movies, games, fashion or food there's an undeniable push right now to pander to fans of a specific decade. But in his favorite story from the past year, and as we look to a new one, WDAY 6 reporter Drew Trafton tells us why enjoying yesteryear might be good for your health. Right now, you can watch new seasons of X-Files, Full(er) House and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The O.J. Simpson trial is back in the spotlight. Clinton is one of the hottest names in politics.
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ News) - A 1990's video game, card game and television fad returned to its former prominence this summer and then some. On July 6th Nintendo launched a new "Pokémon Go" phone app based on the popular brand. WDAY's Drew Trafton shares one of his favorite stories from the last year with us and tells us why this fad was a game changer, even when it comes to safety.