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Kay Cooley

Kay Cooley came to WDAY 6 News in September of 2012. She was born in a suburb of Chicago then made her home in Hershey, PA. Kay graduated from Northwestern University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. At Northwestern, Kay was a member of the Division I Women’s Swim Team and a reporter for the Northwestern News Network on campus. Before coming to WDAY, Kay was working for KVRR in Fargo and interned at ABC27 in Harrisburg, PA. When she’s not out in the field reporting, Kay enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family. If you have story ideas, questions or just want to say hello, feel free to email Kay at

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Lake Park Audubon Elementary can't seem to accommodate for growing number of children

Audubon, MN (WDAY TV) - Space for students at Lake Park Audubon Elementary is shrinking as more and more kids move into the district - so much so that they're having lunches in the hallways and using the band room for extra space.

WDAY, 03/24/2014

Heavy fog welcomes first day of spring around Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Winter-like weather, dicey travel, a dense fog advisory. Yup - its spring, the calendar officially turned to spring this afternoon.

WDAY, 03/20/2014

Minnesota parents introduce "Drake's Law" to make DWI laws tougher

Marshall, MN (WDAY TV) - When it comes to drunk driving in our surrounding states; the statistics are staggering. In Minnesota, one in 7-licensed drivers has a DWI; many of them, have more than one.

WDAY, 03/19/2014

Buffet's billion-dollar bracket: The statistics

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - From The Bison's trip back to the Big Warren Buffet's big billion dollar challenge, excitement for March Madness is building.

WDAY, 03/18/2014

New Sanford hospital to be seventh largest in the nation

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -It's a monumental day at the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center construction site as the project starts to shape right before our eyes.

WDAY, 03/13/2014

Happy Birthday, Internet: The World Wide Web turns 25

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Today we say Happy 25th Birthday to an invention that's made life a lot easier and a lot more interesting. The World Wide Web was born on March 12th, 1989.

WDAY, 03/12/2014

Ethanol plant cleaning up after massive explosion

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Cleanup is underway in Fergus Falls after a massive explosion and fire tears through a large ethanol plant.

WDAY, 03/11/2014

Holy Cow: Casselton residents get a new visitor

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Mooooo-ve over Casselton.

WDAY, 03/06/2014

Strong family ties help area ranchers overcome brutal winter

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With such a brutal winter, newborn calves and cold temperatures are battling to see who makes it out on top.

WDAY, 03/05/2014

Routine furnace maintenance can prevent loss of life

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -That tragedy has people here stressing furnace safety.

WDAY, 03/04/2014

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