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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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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

Investigation continues into the death of 37-year-old Kory Stromstad

An investigation continues into the death of a Crookston man found under water this weekend. 37 year old Kory Stromstad was submerged in a hole in the ice inside his spearfishing house Saturday just off the shore of Maple Bay.

WDAZ, 02/17/2014

Valentine's Day keeps area businesses busy,sparks new chapter in a local couple's lives

Valentine's Day had lovers and area businesses busy buying and selling candy, flowers, jewelry and all the other gifts that go with this special day.

WDAZ, 02/14/2014

Hazardous weather pushed its way through the Red River Valley Thursday

Another winter storm pushed it's way rather quickly through the region Thursday blowing snow and creating dangerous driving conditions. A no travel advisory was issued for several counties today and hazardous conditions forced several schools to delay or cancel class.

WDAZ, 02/13/2014

High rates of violence in Indian Country

Incredibly high rates of violence in Indian Country. This alarming information revealed in a national report Wednesday at the 'Senate Committee on Indian Affairs' hearing in Washington DC.

WDAZ, 02/12/2014

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