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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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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

2 pronounced dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Crookston

49 year-old Kent Ostgaard & 51-year-old Natalie Ostgaard were pronounced dead in Crookston Monday afternoon from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. 22-year-old Aryanna Ostgaard was located unresponsive, still breathing and ransported by Crookston Area Ambulance to Riverview ER and later transported to Altru in Grand Forks.

WDAZ, 03/03/2014

Grand Forks considers adding more bicycle lanes to University Avenue

The City of Grand Forks is considering two bicycle-related options for University Avenue. Some residents say they're concerned these plans could affect parking availability on University.

WDAZ, 02/27/2014

Two suspects identified in Alexandria, MN shooting

More information has been released about a shooting south of Alexandria that injured a deputy and left two suspects dead. The two suspects, a 24-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman are from Fargo.

WDAZ, 02/26/2014

Small Towns: Warren, MN

It's hard to deny that this winter has been brutal, making play dates outside few and far between for many kids. Still, one boy isn't letting the winter hold him back from enjoying the outdoors.

WDAZ, 02/26/2014

Teachers Making a Difference: Kay Barker

Tonight in Teachers Making a Difference we meet one educator in St. Thomas North Dakota who's been teaching for 43 years.

WDAZ, 02/21/2014

54th annual State Hockey Tournament starts Thursday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena

Thursday marks the start of the 54th annual state hockey tournament in Grand Forks. The tournament has been in Grand Forks almost every year since its start. And it brings in a mid-winter boost for the city's economy.

WDAZ, 02/20/2014

Small Towns: Minto, ND

Many small town saloons and bars serve as a place for the entire community to gather. But in one Minto bar, people come together every year to eat something you don't usually find on the menu, baloney.

WDAZ, 02/19/2014

Turtle Mountain officials push another attempt for casino in Grand Forks

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is pushing another attempt to build a casino in the city. Tribal leaders argue a Grand Forks casino could provide jobs for tribal members and create revenue for the city.

WDAZ, 02/19/2014

Turtle Mountain officials present their vision for Casino in Grand Forks

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is back in Grand Forks Tuesday discussing the possibility of building a casino in the city. Tuesday's City Council meeting is a chance for the Turtle Mountain Band to discuss their vision for the Casino in Grand Forks.

WDAZ, 02/18/2014

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