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Kevin Wallevand

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, Juarez,Mexico and the Middle East. He is an multiple Emmy and national Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

Contact Email: kwallevand@wday.com

Phone Number: (701) 241-5317

It was exactly 25 years ago that WDAY News brought the story of Ottertail dairy farmer Pete Thalmann patiently waiting for a new heart at Mayo Clinic. He waited six months there, his heart barely functioning. Time was running out until Thanksgiving in 1997, and a nearby family's unselfish gift of life.
A Frazee, Minnesota school teacher would give anything to be back in her elementary classroom, but long-haul COVID has prevented that. Now there are special post-COVID clinics to help get patients back to living life again.
We've all stumbled on an shoe box full of old, long lost family pictures. Now, you might be able to help solve a mystery. Do you recognize the people in these photos?
A proposed Minnesota Department of Transportation construction project on busy Minnesota State Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes has some property owners there asking the department to scale back the plan. The reason? As part of construction, trees too close to the road are scheduled to be removed. MNDOT says the move could help clear ice from roads that are often in the shade.
The events at the Western Minnesota Stream Threshers Reunion are not only preserving history. This year, they are making it.
Using his own money and time, Bob Riepe found out who is buried at the cemetery using homemade grave markers.
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Look for That Midwestern Mom next at Turkey Days in Frazee the weekend of July 29. She will be at the pageant and the parade there.
A 42-year-old Fargo-Moorhead business owner has seen success on the National Walleye Tour, but it is his success with cuticles and acrylics that helped pave the way to fishing tournament wins.
The Becker County Museum is moving to its new building later this year, but before their prized possessions make the move, some items will need a little TLC to ensure that history is preserved.
The Hopeful Heart Project was founded to help women in the Fargo-Moorhead area cope with the loss of a pregnancy or baby, but now co-founder Kayla Sorum is under investigation.