After working part time at WDAY-TV during her college career, Cassandra – who goes by Cassie, joined the WDAY news team full-time in January as an Online Editor/Weekend Producer. She switched over to Reporter/Multimedia Journalist in June and is excited to work on stories you want to see! She was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, ND and is part Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Cassie graduated from North Dakota State University in December of 2015 with a degree in Journalism, and an emphasis in Broadcasting. Cassie bleeds green and gold and is an avid Bison Football fan who attended every home game in her college career, thanks to being a part of the Gold Star Marching Band. Her hobbies include binge watching TV shows on Netflix, attempting to work out, and getting outside when she can. If you have any questions/story ideas feel free to email or call.
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West Fargo's new downtown is starting to take shape with the opening of a new recreational area. Monday afternoon was the ribbon cutting for the POW & MIA Plaza, located directly north of the new VFW on Sheyenne Street. It's meant to be a spot to host a variety of events, from music to ice skating. For members of the VFW, who have played a big part in the push for this, the plaza is more than just a place for the community it's a memorial, too.
The city of West Fargo is saying goodbye to some long time officials. This afternoon at the new VFW, a farewell party for Mayor Rich Mattern and Commissioners Duane Hanson and Mark Wentz. Mattern has worked for the city since 1998, where he started as a commissioner and eventually became mayor in 2002. Hanson became a commissioner in 2010 and Wentz in 2012. For all of them, it's a bittersweet day. But they know their work for the city hasn't gone unnoticed.
MOORHEAD Minn.—Traditional Scandinavian music, art and food have taken over the Hjemkmost Center this weekend. Today was the kick off of the 41st annual Midwest Viking Festival. Families can walk through the dozens of vendors. The artifacts displayed include ancient weapons, armor and cultural items. The idea is to give you a taste of what life was like hundreds of years ago. [CG :-L3-NameLocator Super\TIM JORGENSEN\COORDINATOR\HJEMKOMST CENTER\N]
FARGO N.D.—The community is coming together this evening for a little boy with cancer. 8 p.m, Friday June 22, at El Zegal, a benefit is being held for 4-year old Henrik Westerholm, who's battling leukemia. There's a silent auction, free will donation, and a bake sale along with plenty of outdoor games. We brought you Henrik's story earlier this month, introducing you to this superhero loving little boy. Now, his family is being transferred to Mayo Clinic for about 4 months for a bone marow transplant.
FARGO N.D.—Hundreds of veterans from across the state are spending their weekend celebrating a big milestone. Today, Legionnaires spent the day at the 100th annual American Legion Convention. The convention is meant to take care of any official business for the state's largest veterans' organization. But this year was also about celebrating the accomplishments of the Legion. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was one of the guest speakers. She talked about why it's important for legislators to push for better services for our veterans.
Belcourt, ND --- One Belcourt teenager is making a name for himself in meteorology, with a video of Thursday evening's storms that gaining some attention. You can hear 18-year old Kyler Crissler at one point yelling: "It's like a hurricane out here, ya know?!" You may remember Kyler and his weather reports from back in March, during a snowstorm. Well, he's back! This time with severe rain, hail, and wind near Belcourt, North Dakota. His sister Breah is the woman behind the camera.
FARGO, N.D. — A national non-profit is trying to create a hands-on learning program for teachers in North Dakota to help students prepare for college. More than 300 teachers from 3rd through 12th grades are spending the week in Fargo at the "Laying The Foundation" Program. It's put on by the National Math and Science Initiative. The idea is to introduce new ways of teaching to create a more comprehensive curriculum.
FARGO N.D.—A local non-profit, used to giving, is now receiving. Today HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, announced it's the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Alex Stern Family Foundation to help continue its mission. HERO collects and distributes donated healthcare equipment and supplies at low or no cost to help anyone in need. In 2017 HERO served more than 5,000 people in the community.
FARGO, N.D. — It was a family-filled afternoon for students at one Fargo elementary school. Friday, May 18, Lincoln Elementary School in south Fargo hosted its annual family lunch. Parents and family members were invited to enjoy an outside meal with the students during their regularly scheduled lunch time. Principal Megan Kiser says it's a great way to encourage one-on-one conversation and to create closer family connections.
FARGO—For the 10th year in a row, runners and spectators alike, are coming together to check out the latest shoes, gear and supplies. The Fargo Marathon is hosting its annual Fargo Health Expo Thursday and Friday. With more than 60 vendors and booths organizers say thousands of people will attend. Some of the booths will include Scheels, C-I Sport and Fargo Running Company. If you want to check it out, it's at the SHAC on NDSU's campus until 8:00 Thursday night then again Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.