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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FARGO—Adoption fees will be waived this weekend at Homeward Animal Shelter. It's part of the "Share The Love Adoption Event" and applies to animals older than six months old Adoption fees for cats are usually $109 and $169 for dogs. Homeward says it's a great way to promote the shelter and to help their animals find a home. "If we can offer somebody the ability to take the animal home at no cost, we're hoping that's enough incentive to get those animals into homes," said Heather Clyde, Shelter Manager.
MOORHEAD—The fall was swift. Three weeks after the first allegation of sexual misconduct, Senator Al Franken is resigning from the U.S. Senate. Eight women have accused the senator of inappropriate behavior. The two-term senator admitted to some, but he says some are not true, and others he remembers very differently. Franken also took a shot at President Trump and Roy Moore, without using their names.
FARGO—As a part of a "Writer's Wonderland," Zandbroz in Fargo hosted a book signing Thursday night. One of the featured books was the WDAY Honor Flight Book : "In Their Honor." Tracy Briggs, along with biography editor Jan Jorgensen, will be signing copies. The proceeds made from the book's sales Thursday will go to the next Honor Flight. Briggs says it can be a great way to attract a new crowd to check the book out.
FARGO—At the Cass County Courthouse a handful of people held signs saying "No More sisters" and "Justice for Savanna" The group says they are here for two reasons. They demand justice for Savanna and they want to shed light on the large number of indigenous women that are missing and murdered. A small group of just eight people with a big message stood outside of the Cass County Courthouse Wednesday morning before William Hoehn's court appearance.
WDAY)—The blizzard over the past 24 hours left less-than-desirable, and potentially dangerous road conditions, for area drivers. Tuesday was a busy morning for Fargo Public Works. "We have over 2000 lane miles to cover the city. So it takes a little bit of time," said Ben Dow, Public Works Director. After blizzard conditions, ice and snow covered most of the metro, which plows are trying to clear off. Public Works did go out the day before to apply an "anti-ice" treatment before the weather hit.
WEST FARGO—It was a look back in time in West Fargo this afternoon, as hundreds of people took the time out this morning to check out Christmas on the Prairie at Bonanzaville. Kids were able to decorate cookies, do crafts, and enjoy some carriage rides. Santa was even around to take pictures with the kids. Organizers say it's a way to have a family-friendly event. "We feel at Christmas time, it's a good time for families to reconnect and get together," said Missy Warren, Bonanzaville. Bonanzaville is open seven days a week.
FARGO—Bison Nation was soaking in the nearly 40 degree temps at tailgating Saturday, but these fans know Old Man Winter is just around the corner. For the seventh year in a row, the Road to Frisco has to go through Fargo. An oh-so-familiar tale for Bison fans. Some people coming all the way from the Czech Republic to enjoy some tailgating and see the boys in action. "I've been told that the Bison is the best team in the world! So I had to see for myself," said a first time fan from the Czech Republic.
FARGO—In a time of divisiveness across the country, the Fargo Police Department is trying to make Fargo United. It was a packed theatre for the premiere of the "UNITY" music video. The music video features Fargo Police Community outreach officers, students from Jefferson Elementary and Fargo South High School, and Atlanta rapper "DPB." The idea was to show the community the human side of our men and women in blue, and to connect with the younger generation.
FARGO—For the past two and a half years, a Fargo family has called the hospital, home. One son with a rare tumor, another has spent his 4-months of life in the NICU. The Reynolds have four children, meaning their life can get pretty hectic. On top of it, two of their children have rare medical conditions and this family of six might have to make a big move to Denver. But despite an unknown future, they're staying optimistic. A tattoo of teal ribbon don the forearms of Shaun and Christina Reynolds. The tattoo has a lot of meaning.
FARGO—Airport Security is getting a little stricter across the country. Thursday, the TSA announced new screening procedures when it comes to electronics. All electronics larger than a cell phone must be taken out of carry-on bags and put into separate bins for X-Ray screenings. This rule has been applied to laptops for years, but has expanded to items like bluetooth speakers, iPads, Kindles, and cameras. It's part of an effort to boost airport security in America to stay ahead of any terroristic threats.