Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.
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METRO—Homeowners in Fargo-Moorhead are counting down the days until those totes and bags of recyclables are history. On Tuesday, a chance to see what is ahead for the two communities, as "No-Sort" recycling begins, July 3rd. Even the next generation of recyclers got into the action as a mobile learning center rolled into Fargo Moorhead. A chance to let people know just what happens when their "no-sort" recycling bin gets emptied out, sorted, and used all over again.
FARGO—A chance Thursday night to help a local charity doing great things in Haiti. Dr. Lance Bergstrom of Fargo has been leading a team to Haiti the last three years to perform eye surgeries there. Last year, Bergstrom and his team saw 1,000 patients in the eye clinic, and operated on 100. They also handed out 600-pair of glasses. This Thursday night at the Oak Grove Shelter, a fundraiser BBQ and silent auction for the group as it prepares for the next mission trip there.
NORTH DAKOTA—Water Patrol units from Otter Tail and Becker Counties will be out in force as we lead up to the 4th of July holiday. The DNR and county deputies will be enforcing boating and drinking rules. 0.08 is the BWI limit. The penalties increase if there are kids in the boat. "We will be looking for the erratic behavior, reckless driving and we remind people to call us right away and the quicker we can react, the better we can handle the situation." says Todd Glander of Becker County Sheriff.
NORTH DAKOTA—Water Patrol units from Otter Tail and Becker counties will be out in force in the lead-up to the Fourth of July holiday. The DNR and county deputies will be enforcing boating-while-drinking rules. The blood-alcohol limit for boating is 0.08, and penalties increase if there are kids in the boat. "We will be looking for the erratic behavior, reckless driving and we remind people to call us right away and the quicker we can react, the better we can handle the situation." said Todd Glander of the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
DETROIT LAKES—Thousands will be hitting the beaches in Detroit Lakes as the 4th of July holiday approaches. When they do sun-seekers will have a little Bible lesson to go with their holiday vacation. This is what summer is all about in Detroit Lakes. After a cold and miserable weekend, some blue sky and calm water. Along the busy West Lake Drive, a stretch of highway along the beach, now home to some summer scripture. "It's a very giving thing and a good idea I think." says Gayle Seter.
FARGO—This weekend in Fessenden, North Dakota the town is shutting down. The high school gym, Saturday, will open its doors, so the community can finally say goodbye to one of its own. World War II Hero Arthur Neuenschwander died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On board the USS Oklahoma. Because of improved DNA testing, his remains were just recently identified. Veterans groups from all eras gathered, waiting for the plane to arrive.
ADA, MINN.—After months of rehearsing and movie making, the Ada Flood Documentary is complete. The documentary, "Come Hell and High Water" premiers Thursday night at 7 PM, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Ada. 14-year old Karl Swenson of Kindred composed the music for the story, which details the devastation, evacuation and recovery of Ada during the 1997 flood. There are incredible pictures, video and interviews with local families in the documentary. It is also part of the Norman County Fair weekend in Ada.
FARGO—Sometimes the simplest weddings, are the most meaningful.
FARGO—The next generation of taxpayers in the city of Fargo got a look at their new city hall. The Library invited young people to walk with architect Terry Stroh for a tour of the new building. It won't open until spring, but construction is on schedule. Stroh was able to bring the children to nearly all the levels of the new city hall. "Realistically, it'll be one of the nicest office spaces in Fargo-Moorhead and so we're proud of it," said Terry Stroh, Stroh Architects. The new city hall will cost $23-million
FARGO—Here is your chance to blame a golf score on lack of daylight. Wednesday night the Fargo Park District is hosting a "Glow in the Dark" golf tournament. There are still spots open for the event, which will start around sunset and since our days are long this week, you may be hitting the lighted ball with the sun still out. Start-time for the scramble is around 9:30 Wednesday evening.