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Travis Skonseng

Travis grew up in Wahpeton, ND. He attended NDSU for Business and Psychology. After graduating, he went back to school at MSUM for a broadcasting degree. Travis started at WDAY in May 2008. Prior to joining the WDAY team, he worked at the FOX News Station in Fargo for 4.5 years. There he did everything from behind the scenes work to fill in weather to weekend anchoring. Travis has won North Dakota and Minnesota Associated Press awards for reporting. He co-anchors First News and reports during the week. Please feel free to drop an email with story ideas.

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Daughter of Moorhead fire victim thankful for quick response

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - You can credit firefighters for the saving the life of a Moorhead homeowner, dragged from her burning home. They found her using thermal imagery. Eighty-six year-old Elaine Carlson's remains in intensive care tonight. She was taken to Sanford for smoke inhalation.

WDAY, 03/29/2012

Firefighters pull Moorhead woman from burning home

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A Moorhead woman is in intensive care at this hour after firefighters saved her from her burning home. Eighty-six year-old Elaine Carlson is being treated at Sanford hospital.

WDAY, 03/29/2012

Witness recounts scene of downtown train-pedestrian accident

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Amazingly a Fargo man escapes death after walking around a railroad crossing arm, then getting hit by a train. Sixty-one year old Dan Hassel is at Sanford, with injuries to his head and upper body. His condition is not being released at this time.

WDAY, 03/28/2012

Police identify Fargo man hit by train

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We now know the name of a Fargo pedestrian, who amazingly survived, after getting hit by a train. The man is identified as 61 year-old Dan Hassel. His condition isn't being released at this hour.

WDAY, 03/28/2012

West Fargo student to participate in National School Safety Summit

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A West Fargo teenager is turning his tragedy into greater good at schools around the country. The high school freshman leaves tomorrow for a national safety summit.

WDAY, 03/23/2012

Moorhead man charged in second child molestation case

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Clay County prosecutors waited nine days to file charges against a Moorhead man accused of sexually abusing girls. The lapse in time raises the question: What took so long?

WDAY, 03/22/2012

Two Valley City bars going smoke free

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) - Two busy bars in Valley City are making a rare move to go smoke free before being forced by law. Feelings are mixed. While some customers like the ban, employees worry they may soon be out of work.

WDAY, 03/21/2012

Pactiv employees eager to get back to work after plant fire

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Longtime employees of the Pactiv Plant, no longer have to worry about being without work after Wednesday's destructive fire. Some are already back on the job. This as the company expects to - surprisingly - restart operations within two weeks.

WDAY, 03/16/2012

Warm weather leads to unseasonable fire danger

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Our mild weather isn't all good. It's prime breeding grounds to spark dangerous wildfires. Firefighters are urging people to be careful and cautious in the days ahead.

WDAY, 03/15/2012

Fergus Falls Hotel helps businesses expand communications

Fergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - A hotel with a modern day mission aims to attract companies around the world to Lakes Country. The Business Development Center is a resource facility with unique solutions never before seen in Minnesota.

WDAY, 03/14/2012

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