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—Art Appreciators all across the metro can come and check out a variety of unique vendors at the Plains Art Museum. Seventy craft makers from near and far are coming together for two days to show off their hard work at the Unglued Craft Fest. On Friday night, the Craft Preview party will get the weekend started with a live DJ, DIY projects, and open galleries. It will cost $20 at the door. On Saturday, there is no admission, and it will include workshops and demos. Organizers said it's a way to engage the community any time of the year.
FARGO—Who Will Rule The School? That's the question that will be answered Wednesday night at North Dakota State. Men from different campus organizations are competing for the title of "Mr. NDSU." The show is part of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority's annual philanthropy event. Participants will be able to show off their Bison pride, participate in skits and get a little goofy. Ticket sales and money raised from a silent auction go to a local charity. Organizers say it's a way to have a little fun while giving back.
WYNDMERE, N.D.—Wyndmere is mourning the loss of an adorable 8-year old, with a huge heart. 8-year old James "Jessy" Haberman died Monday, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester where he was recovering after surgery. Jessy's mom said he had battled an unknown syndrome. Jessy was well-known, after he and his family started Jessy's Toybox to collect toys to give sick kids Christmas Presents. Wyndmere Schools says students and staff wore Jessy's favorite colors to honor him on Monday; red, blue and brown.
FARGO—Despite chilly temps, kids in Fargo found ways to have fun on their day off of school. Monday, the Plains Art Museum hosted its "School Break Camp" for Presidents' Day. The kids were taught by one of the museum's ceramic teaching artists. They were able to use clay to create "hanging animal pockets." The class' instructor said it was a great way to expose kids to different kinds of art materials they may not get to experience otherwise.
FARGO—The CDC is calling this year's flu season one of the worst in recent history it's considered widespread in all but two states and Washington D.C. With more than 5,000 cases of influenza in North Dakota alone, it may feel like no matter where you turn, you'll catch the virus; including at the place known for health, the gym. Many, like Family Wellness are taking steps to stop the growing number of people getting the flu.
FARGO—If you're looking for a unique way to have a romantic evening in Fargo consider checking out the Red River Zoo! Wednesday night they're hosting an event called 'Valentine's Day at the Zoo'. Couples will get to enjoy the grounds, meet some of the animals and have a catered dinner as well. The zoo says this is a new way to reach the community. "We're really exciting, we're gonna get this whole place decorated. There's only going to be 20 spots. Really intimate experience," said Jeremiah Gard, Director of Finance.
FARGO—In a world of hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget to slow down. But, one spa is trying to fix that, by having you do nothing. It really is as simple as it sounds, "800 pounds of Epsom salt, twice as buoyant as the dead sea. It's so buoyant you can just fall asleep on top of the water," said Jarrid Gable. The process to float is simple, you walk into the room, take a shower to get all of the oils and minerals off of your body and then simply, enter into the tub.
FARGO—Dozens of Charities took part Thursday in Giving Hearts Day made their way around the metro. Homeward Animal Shelter made a pit stop at Matt's Automotive in Fargo, with 6-week-old lab puppies. It was a way to let the community meet first-hand the animals the donations from Giving Hearts Day go to help. The Shelter says although they'll take any donations people are willing to give, monetary donations are the most essential for Homeward.
FARGO—Our forecast looks to stay well below freezing for the rest of the week, but for some NDSU students it doesn't matter, because they're 'Freezin' For a Reason' In the wee hours of the morning at North Dakota State, not creature was stirring except for maybe a snow plow, and for the next week, Nick Foertsch. He's been up since 3:00 a.m. and still has quite the day ahead of him. "Yeah, I have work and class still," said Foertsch.
FARGO—One Fargo gym is trying to provide new members with tools to help them achieve their wellness goals. Family Wellness has introduced the 'In-Body Impedance Scale' for new members. When somebody steps onto the scale, it calculates your BMI, lean muscle mass, fat mass and percentage of body water. A paper is then printed out with all of the information. Family Wellness then offers a personal trainer to help dissect all the information and give you the best workout methods to help you reach your goals.