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—With $370-million dollars worth of road construction projects going on around North Dakota there's a warning to slow down from the Department of Transportation. Thursday morning NDDOT, City of West Fargo, Highway Patrol and the Associated General Contracts of North Dakota came together to remind everyone the rules of the road in work zones. That includes minimizing distractions, being patient and staying alert. Last year there were no construction deaths on North Dakota highways and the goal is to keep that number at zero.
FARGO—Sanford and the Fargo Marathon are making sure "everyone" is involved in marathon events, even children in the hospital. On Wednesday afternoon, kids who can't leave the hospital had their own 'unique' marathon events; there were six different activities. One of the first and clearly most dynamic participants of the day, Lilly Peters was quite the star of the show with the syringe challenge. She gave a few other activities a try, too.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — It was the perfect day for student athletes at Moorhead High School Wednesday morning. They held a track and field competition for Special Olympics. Students were able to show off their skill in events like the 50 meter dash and long jump. Organizers say it's a great opportunity to showcase talent and encourage inclusiveness. "I think it showcases what they can do, instead of what they can't, and it gives them a day to shine," says organizer, Diane Brendemuhl. About 400 students participated.
FARGO, N.D. — VA hospitals across the country are promoting health and wellness while also supporting homeless veterans. Wednesday was the annual VA 2K Walk & Roll event across the United States. In Fargo, about 150 people took part. Each participant is encouraged to bring donations to support local homeless veterans. Since 2011, events around the nation have raised about $2 million worth of donated goods for veterans.
FARGO—Police are honoring the lives of more than 100 officers lost in the line of duty last year. The Fargo Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police held a ceremony at Lindenwood Park on Tuesday. 129 flags were placed, each representing an officer lost in 2017. Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery, who was killed in January 2017, was given special recognition for his service. Both Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney and West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke shared some words on the importance of honoring the men and women in blue.
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.