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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(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.
FARGO, N.D. — A partnership with a local gym is looking to get people in area businesses on their feet and active. Family Wellness offers a variety of on and off-site options as a part of its Corporate Wellness program. The options range from from wellness luncheons, to retreats, to classes. Any business can sign up. Family Wellness says the idea is to take a more holistic approach to wellness.
FARGO, N.D. — One local non-profit is preparing for its biggest night of the year. Friday, April 20, the HERO organization is hosting its annual bash from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott. WDAY reporter Kevin Wallevand will emcee the event again this year. HERO collects old healthcare equipment, fixes it up, and gives it to people who would otherwise go without.
FARGO, N.D. — After a long winter, it may feel like flu season has been going on forever, but we're finally close to the end. Local doctors say they've been seeing fewer flu cases in the last few weeks, and they expect the number to keep going down, especially as the weather warms up. In North Dakota, we're seeing more than 300 fewer cases compared to this time last season. "We saw the normal peak — around the end of January, early February — of flu cases, which is typically seen," says Urgent Care Clinic physician, Dr. Jeff Hunt.
FARGO, N.D. — A local boutique is celebrating one year in business with a weekend pop-up in downtown Fargo. Dak & Co. will host its First Birthday Open House at White House Company on Roberts Street this Saturday, April 21. There will be door prizes and a create-your-own T-shirt station. In the year it's been in business, Dak & Co.'s owners say the company has seen tremendous growth thanks to the welcoming community of Fargo.
HUNTER, N.D. —One little boy who made it his life's mission to help others before he passed away just a few months ago, will be able to keep that promise.