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 weekly program aimed at connecting entrepreneurs with their communities expanded its footprint on Wednesday. 1-Million Cups held its first statewide event. It was streamed from The Stage at Island Park in Fargo to other 'cup' events in Grand Forks, Bismarck and Mandan. It was also available to anyone connected to the internet. Organizers say they hope to attract rural audiences with the stream. 1-Million Cups is a national program, but local organizers say it's really taking root in North Dakota.
Moorhead police have arrested Timothy Lightfoot after he has reportedly slashed vehicle tires at the Moorhead Mall. Lightfoot was spotted at 6pm on Friday and is currently facing criminal charges of danger to property, terroristic threats and burglary. Moorhead police say they don't know why Lightfoot was committing the act.
FARGO—A driver crashed through a fence at an apartment off 25th Street South here on Monday afternoon, April 10. The driver of a van traveling north through the street's intersection with 20th Avenue South was distracted and ran a red light, Fargo police said. Another car collided with the van, causing it to cross a median and crash through the fence of a nearby apartment. Neither driver was injured in the crash. Police say the driver of the van was distracted. She was cited for disobeying a traffic signal.
BELCOURT, N.D.—Public schools in Belcourt went into lockdown late Tuesday morning, April 4, after a student allegedly brandished a gun in the high school. According to students who sent out information through text messages, the student body was moved to the school gym after another student was found with a gun in his possession. The students say the person with the gun was taken into custody of police. The Belcourt Police Department would not confirm if the schools were on lockdown. Calls to the Turtle Mountain Community Schools have not been answered.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Glyndon teen who is accused of trying to kill his father by beating him with a hatchet pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday, April 4. Jack Langston, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. The plea came more than a year after Langston was charged with attempted murder and two counts of assault. Langston beat his father in the face with the blunt end of a hatchet at the Park Manor apartments in Breckenridge, according to court records.
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.