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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OMAHA (WDAY)—Healthcare changes could force some families to be without care, including a local boy we've been following through a medical journey. Just last month, Alex Leach of Enderlin got life-saving organ transplant surgery. His mom says that alone cost $1.8-million. The video above is from when we visited Alex in the hospital in Omaha two weeks ago. He's healing, but his family is now facing the stress of not being able to pay for his care. His mom, Candi says his medication and supplies alone costs $600,000 a year.
FARGO—A little boy from Enderlin is recovering from a life threatening and life saving transplant surgery. You may remember Alex Leach from a story we did with him last summer about his love of phone books. It's hard to forget his witty personality. He really is unforgettable, and he turned into a national sensation. When we first told you about Alex, we shared how he read these phone books to pass the time while waiting for a liver, pancreas and intestinal transplant.
GRAND FORKS—A man on death row for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a UND student is back in federal court this week.
COON RAPIDS, MINN. -- It's the middle of June but severe weather cause a twin cities community to look like a snowstorm had passed through. Neighbors and city crews took to the streets to shovel and plow hail, some of which were golf and tennis ball sized. There were also reports of trees down and storm drains were clogged. The national weather service says wind speeds also reached about 80-miles per hour in the twin cities.
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.