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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WEST FARGO N.D.—Country music is taking over the Red River Valley Fair Thursday night. And amid the music, is a family gathering. WDAY anchor Amy Unrau was at the fair, and she has a special connection to one of the bands performing there. They're known for their hit songs 'Make you mine' and 'She's with me.' But before Brad and Curtis Rempel got big, 'High Valley' toured a lot of North Dakota. Coming from small town Canada, these country music stars are used to venues like this at the RRVF, now, they're traveling the world.
More parents are learning their baby's gender earlier in their pregnancy than ever before. That's the case for our own WDAY News reporter Amy Unrau. She tried out an at home DNA test kits that are growing in popularity. Babies have big eyes and chubby, pinchable cheeks, which can be almost irresistible to some. Science has even proved these cuteness factors can trigger a lot of joy, and maybe, even baby fever! That's exactly what happened for Amy and her husband, Jody. Once Amy was finally pregnant, she wanted to start planning for her bundle of joy.
WEST FARGO—President Trump may have come to Fargo Wednesday to support Congressman Kevin Cramer's run for U.S. Senate, but it was the "MyPillow Guy" who got a lot of praise. In the beginning of his speech, the President gave several shoutouts and thank yous to politicians and other people in the crowd. He gave one of his biggest shoutouts to Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO, saying "I even use them, believe it or not." He commented how the "MyPillow Guy" has been a Trump supporter since 'day one'. He also said how Lindell should be the President's ad buyer'.
FARGO—A reality TV star made a road trip pit stop at WDAY-TV for an exclusive interview Thursday, June 14. He's called "Mountain Man" and is part of the crew from the "Duck Dynasty" series.
WAHPETON—A man is seriously hurt after accidentally spraying hydrous ammonia on his face. It happened at Dakota Yeast just north of Wahpeton around 9:30 Thursday morning. The sheriff's department says 43-year-old Ryan Moody was trying to unload his semi tank when the chemical sprayed him in the face. He was taken to a local hospital for the chemical burns but airlifted to Sanford in Fargo. OSHA is investigating the accident.
WEST FARGO—Overcrowding in a West Fargo middle school will push some kids into high school early. Administrators say overcrowding is so bad at Liberty Middle School on the metro's south side that something needs to be done. A group of West Fargo administrators gave their plan to the school board tonight, proposing 100 8th graders be moved a few blocks west to Sheyenne High School next year. They're posing this as an academic opportunity for 8th graders. Each student will be able to earn elective credits.
WAHPETON -- A student has reportedly died on a school campus in Wahpeton this week. The Circle of Nations Indian school tells us a 12-year-old girl was found dead Tuesday night around 8:00. The superintendent says the girl did not die of natural causes, but there is no danger to the community, according to the Wahpeton Daily News. Her body is undergoing an autopsy and police are investigating.
Williston, N.D. (WDAY-TV) A viral video showing a woman taking children out of a vehicle and into the cold without winter gear is going viral on social media. The temperature was -10 degrees Fahrenheit at the reported time of the video. Williston police released a statement saying:
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY-TV) - Fargo police are looking into an incident at the Cass County Annex Wednesday afternoon after a car ran into the building and other vehicles in the lot. There is a report of one minor injury. It's unclear if the crash was a medical situation or driver error. Police, fire crews and ambulance are on scene.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Service and sacrifice of 90 area men and women are being honored in Washington DC on the Wday Honor Flight. These veterans told us why for so many, this trip has been a dream come true. Day two in D.C. consisted of a jam packed schedule for these service men and women. The day started with breakfast at 7 a.m., then on the bus to see about a dozen historical sites in only about eight hours. "It's been an honor for me to come here and see that," said Ambrose Blaeser, Korean War veteran.