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.
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.
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.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn.—After six days of jury selection, a murder trial is finally set to get underway in Otter Tail County. Dustin Defeil is accused of shooting and killing his father, Rick, last June. He faces first- and second-degree murder charges. Police say they responded to the Defeils' home after Rick's wife called them about the shooting. When they arrived they found her hiding in the bathroom and had to shield her from her husband's body.
Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - A person sitting in a recliner at home was hit when a pickup came smashing into the room. The Moorhead Fire Department says around 1:30PM Sunday, a medical condition caused a driver to lose consciousness in a neighborhood south of The Meadows golf course. The pickup hit a den area of a home. The person inside was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. The driver and his passenger were not hurt. Damage to the home is estimated around $30,000.
FARGO - Country music star Blake Shelton might just have a local look-alike and he may have snuck backstage Saturday night, Sept. 24. Andrew Dahlen of Fisher, Minn., wrote a...
HALLOCK, Minn. - Around this time of year many like to buy big boxes of fresh fruit, but this might make you think twice about it. A Hallock couple found...
ENDERLIN, N.D. - Alex Leach can bring a smile to your face within seconds of meeting him, but what brings a smile to his face is simple. Just like most 12-year-old boys, Alex leach can tell you his favorite sports hero. "48 Jimmy Johnson," says Alex. Unlike most others, he could tell you more random and fun facts. "You're located at 301 8th Street south in Fargo," says Alex. And... "Muscatel Subaru, Highway 10 in Moorhead. How do I know so many addresses?" says Alex.