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Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson is proud to be part of the WDAZ team. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas (MN) where she majored in Communication and Journalism and minored in Political Science. While in college, she was the news director at TommieMedia.com, leading the site to a record amount of unique visitors and an Eric Sevareid Award from the Northwest Broadcast News Association. She was also the state capitol intern for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Born and raised in the Windy City of Chicago, Cynthia is confident she will be able to handle the North Dakota wind. Cynthia is a huge Chicago sports fan… except the Cubs. She is always looking for great stories and encourages viewers to send story ideas!

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Thief River Falls hit with 18 inches of snow in 24 hours, setting new record

Thief River Falls was hit with 18 inches of snow in 24 hours, setting a new record for the town. People there say they also heard some rumblings during yesterday's storm, which turned out to be thunder-snow.

WDAZ, 04/01/2014

American Sugar Industry files petitions against Mexico

The American Sugar industry filed petitions Friday against Mexico for dumping subsidized sugar in to the U.S. Market.

WDAZ, 03/28/2014

Tips on how to not get ripped off by scammers

Last year, more 12 million Americans were victims of identity theft. That's one person every three seconds.

WDAZ, 03/27/2014

Tips on how to keep your children safe online

Predators luring children online has become a more prevalent problem in the Valley, according to the Grand Forks Police Department.

WDAZ, 03/26/2014

ND sixth-grader sees choking student, saves life

Not many people can say they've saved a life at 12 years old. But one girl from Taylor, North Dakota can say just that after performing the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate who was choking.

WDAZ, 03/25/2014

Teachers Making A Difference: Trish Mohr

A 34 year career in any profession shows hard work and dedication. But when you've been teaching 4th grade all of those years, it's a devotion and commitment to education.

WDAZ, 03/20/2014

North Dakota and Minnesota lawmakers say BNSF needs to step up to prevent future rail accidents

With two train derailments within five days in both North Dakota and Minnesota, lawmakers say Burlington Northern Santa Fe needs to step up and prevent future rail accidents. Legislators say there needs to be a balance between moving rail cars safely, while catching up with a shipping backlog.

WDAZ, 03/12/2014

Small Towns: Sheyenne, ND

Most small towns have at least one place people can grab a bite to eat, but how about a café that's part of a Taxidermy Shop. That's the case for the Spicy Roadkill Café in Sheyenne, North Dakota.

WDAZ, 03/05/2014

Red River Valley faces another blizzard

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the Red River Valley until 10:00 PM Wednesday. Winds are gusting between 30 to 35 miles an hour in some spot, creating hazardous conditions like blowing snow drifts for travelers Wednesday.

WDAZ, 03/05/2014

Jason Cortez sexual abuse trial began in Crookston Tuesday

The Jason Cortez Sexual Abuse trial began in Crookston Tuesday. The 23-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a nursing home employee in November.

WDAZ, 03/04/2014

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