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, N.D. — Starting Monday, May 14, there will be more orange on University Drive. The City of Fargo and North Dakota Department of Transportation will be working on reconstruction of the I-94 and University Drive interchange. The plan is to update traffic signals, reconnect and straighten out the interstate ramps, and lengthen turn lanes. University Drive will also become a three driving lane street, with an interstate turning lane in each direction. The project is expected to be complete by September.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nearly 900 students are now able to brag about their alumni status at Minnesota State University Moorhead. They walked across the stage at the Nemzek Fieldhouse to accept their degrees Friday, May 11. They also heard from WDAY 6 reporter and MSUM alumnus Kevin Wallevand. He was the commencement speaker. Wallevand spoke about how his time at the university helped him in his 35 year career, and encouraged the graduates to help others realize the importance of education and to help others realize its potential as well.
FARGO, N.D. — Middle schoolers here got to flex their engineering skills with a little competition. Eighth-graders at Carl Ben Eielson have spent the past month building CO2-powered cars to learn about aerodynamic efficiency and speed. Friday, May 11, they got to race against classmates for bragging rights. This is a lesson the school has been doing for a while, and teachers say it's always a crowd favorite.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local school in the metro is getting a facelift thanks to generous donors. Park Christian School in Moorhead broke ground for its two phase expansion project. The first phase, which starts the week after Memorial Day, will include a new entrance, and 10 new classrooms in the Southeast part of the building. The second phase will start next year, and will include a second gym and fine arts areas. The project is between $4.9 and $5.4 million. So far, $4.6 million has been donated.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — A multi-million dollar expansion is starting at one of West Fargo's newest recreation centers. The Park District broke ground for the Rustad Recreation Center's expansion project Wednesday, May 9. It opened in fall 2016, but thanks to its popularity the city is adding on. It will double in size and add a variety of features like indoor turf, basketball courts, batting cages, and a creative arts studio. The idea is to encourage more people to get out and active.
(WDAY)—American Stroke Month kicks off in May and doctors are warning people about a mistake they often see. When someone experiences a stroke they oftentimes try to drive themselves to the hospital. Doctors say no matter how severe the stroke is it's always best to call 911 and have an ambulance take you. Strokes are the fifth leading causes of death in the United States, but there are preventable measures people can take.
WEST FARGO—A local gym wants you to start thinking about what you'll do with your kids this summer. Registration for Family Wellness Youth Summer Camps is starting. Each camp is one week long and there are 10 different options, ranging from cooking classes, to sports, and even art camps. The idea is to keep kids' minds and bodies active when they aren't in school.
METRO—Local realtors are trying to ease fears and anxiety over buying a home. Every month Kipp Harris Realtors hosts a FREE "First Time Homebuyer" Class. Monday night, and Tuesday from 5pm to 9 people will hear from lenders, insurance agents, builders, and a variety of other professionals to answer any questions. The idea is to help people realize what's out there for them and that buying a home is easier than it may seem.
FARGO, N.D. — It was the surprise of a lifetime for one teacher at a South Fargo Elementary school this morning. After Lincoln Elementary's 5th grade choir concert, special education teacher Amanda Boyeff was honored as the Fargo Public Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year. Her family showed up for the special announcement, including her parents, who flew in to surprise her. Boyeff has been with the school for the past 14 years. She was chosen because of her dedication and passion.
FARGO, N.D. — After a devastating fire destroyed a popular dance venue in Arthur, North Dakota this past October, people are coming together to bring it back. The "Raise the Barn" dance at the Sanctuary Events Center will raise money to help rebuild Arthur's Barn Organizers say they've been finding ways to get the barn back better than ever. A longtime staple of Arthur's Barn, the band Silverado, will be the main performance starting at 10:00 p.m. Silverado has played at the dances for the past 17 years.