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David Schwab

Dave is a Crookston native who started his reporting career over a decade ago. A graduate of Saint Cloud State University, Dave started his news career in Bismarck, ND, and first joined WDAZ News in 1996.

He was an instrumental part of WDAZ's award-winning 1997 flood coverage. After leaving to work in Denver for several years, Dave is back at WDAZ and proud to once again be a member of the Home Team.

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Local businesses react to the hike in minimum wage

This week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the first minimum wage increase in more than a decade. 300,000 minimum wage workers will get a series of raises beginning in August when the new law takes affect.

North Dakota's unemployment rate is lowest in the nation

North Dakota's unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation. New numbers out today put that figure at just over 3 percent.

Growing concern among ag producers about availability of rail cars for fertilizer and crops

Even before farmers get into their fields, there is growing concern over railroads being able to transport those crops to market.

GR8 Outdoors: Spring Migration

Over the next month, bird lovers will see the return of the migratory creatures across the Midwest.


Warm weather causing rivers to rise

Our weather warm-up has the spring melt on the fast track. Many river levels around the region jumped as a result.

GR8 Outdoors: Gardeners prepare for growing season

As things start to warm up, many people's focus turns towards spending time outside. And the hobby of gardening continues to grow across the country.

New $124 million UND Medical School now under construction

The new $124 million UND Medical School is now under construction. Right now it's only recognizable from the steel beams sticking out of the ground on the corner of Columbia Road and Gateway drive.

City of Crookston vandalized during Monday's blizzard

While crime traditionally drops during a snow storm like the one we had on Monday, that wasn't the case in Crookston.


New Wal-Mart opens at the north end of Grand Forks Wednesday

A new Wal-Mart opened in the north end of Grand Forks Wednesday. The store on Gateway Drive will offer the same services as the store on 32nd Avenue South, including groceries. Local officials are hopeful the retailer will attract more retail businesses to the north end of town.


GR8 Outdoors: Digging out

Whether it was shoveling the driveway or digging out the car, many people had their work cut out for them.

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EGF Family & Friends Remember Marine

The family of a Marine from East Grand Forks is mourning the loss of their son and brother.