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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METRO—Retaining workers and permanent flood protection. Those were the top two concerns of people attending the state of the cities address Thursday morning. A recent study says the Metro is expected to reach 300,000 people by the year 2030, an increase of 100,000 people. Communities say the growth brings both good and bad news. Hundreds braved the cold in the morning to find out how things have been going in our metro.
FARGO -- The mild weather Wednesday morning, gave people the opportunity to stock up, for the blizzard. Most grocery store owners say any time before severe weather is supposed to hit an influx of shoppers come in and Wednesday was no different; winter storm prep has become an old hat for us here in the Valley. From the streets to filling up our pantries, it's safe to say we've got winter weather prep down to a science.
FARGO -- If you check out the Northport Hornbachers in Fargo you're going to notice some changes. Wednesday was the store celebrated its grand 're-opening' to show off the new features throughout the store. They include expanded departments more seating at Caribou Coffee, bigger aisles and re-done floors.
NORTH DAKOTA—Influenza is in extra high gear this winter season. Flu activity is concerned widespread in 46 states including North Dakota. So far this season, more than 1,400 influenza cases have been reported in North Dakota, compared to 191 last year. Health Officials say it's an unusually high number for this time of year and that number is expected to keep going up. Although the best thing you can do for yourself is to get the flu shot, there are other things you can do to help mitigate the symptoms. "Washing hands, getting seven to eight hours of sleep a day.
FARGO—A local woman and a non-profit are being honored for going above and beyond to help those in our community. Like most non-profits, the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, couldn't fulfill its mission without people willing to go the extra mile. "Sometimes it feels like an isolated job, but we have these amazing people," said Christopher Johnson, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. Some of those sitting in the same room are being honored.
FARGO—As we go full gear into the New Year, organizers of the Fargo Marathon are trying to help you keep your resolutions. Over 200 woke up early for the unofficial kick off to marathon season, with Saturday morning's 5 and-10K 'Resolution Run.' Organizers say it's a way to start the new year right and get people thinking about the Fargo Marathon later this year.
METRO—Although not everybody could make it to Frisco, plenty of people celebrated at watch parties around the metro. It was a packed house at Hooligans in West Fargo, where plenty of drink and food specials were available for Bison Faithful. Most people who said they couldn't go had other obligations, like work. But for the General Manager, she said it's exciting to see so many people come together to root for the team.
FARGO—When you step outside and see all the snow, it may not feel like it, but North Dakota is still feeling the affects of last year's drought. After spending a good part of 2017 in a drought, the blanket of white over North Dakota may have farmers optimistic. "Any amount of precipitation is great in terms of mitigating the impacts of the drought," said Dr. Adnan Akyuz, Climatologist. But will the snow be enough to fix the dry conditions that left the state hurting? According to the state's climatologist, the answer is not likely.
FARGO—We're just 17-hours away from kick-off down in Frisco, where the Bison are taking on JMU. But, if you couldn't make the trip down to Texas this year, there are plenty of places you can enjoy the game. There are dozens of options across the country, but here in our metro, you can choose between 17 different places. Plenty bars will open early before the game starts, like Hooligans in West Fargo. The General Manager says she understands that not everybody can make it to Texas, so it's a way to show support back home.
FARGO—The old saying goes 'do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life.' "When I went into Nursing, a long long time ago. My mother always told, you'll never not have a job. And she's been very correct," said Susan Jarvis, VP of Operations. And it seems that the home of the Bison has it figured out quite well. "Just so many opportunities here," said Jarvis. ZipRecruiter, the online jobs platform, has just released its top Job Markets in 2018. Fargo can boast the number one spot.