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 -- NDSU students are raising money for charity in a fun and unique way. Now until Saturday members of the Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon are hosting their annual "Swing-A-Thon." The concept is that members will swing on a bench the Loaf and Jug on the corner of 12th and University asking for donations to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
METRO -- The tax deadline is quickly approaching and some programs in the metro are trying to help those in need get their return filed. The United Way and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership have teamed up to create the VITA program, which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The program helps people like low and moderate income families prepare their taxes for free and is designed to help alleviate some financial stress.
FARGO, N.D. — We're quickly approaching race day for the Fargo Marathon, and one local gym is encouraging you to switch up your routine, especially if you're training. Throughout April, Orangetheory Fitness is hosting "Marathon Month." Each member will track individual mileage every day, in hopes of completing a half, full, or ultra marathon by the month's end. Plus, with the Fargo Marathon coming up, the coaches say it's important to change up your routine to help your body recover.
FARGO—A discussion Wednesday morning in Fargo was centered around the state's foster care system. Wednesday morning Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosted a roundtable discussion at PATH ND . PATH is a private child service agency to help children with foster care, family support, counseling and adoption services. Heitkamp says she's introducing a bill to help kids remain in the care of family members, called the Kinship Connections Act.
FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is looking to make changes to a busy street in the metro. Tuesday night, April 3rd, the city's engineering department is hosting a public input meeting about 17th Ave. S. Last year, a corridor study was started to see what changes could be made to improve the road that stretches from 5th St. near the Red River all the way through West Fargo. They're trying to figure out alternatives for everyone who uses the road.
FARGO, N.D. — A local gym is focusing on healthy lifestyles for kids, starting in the kitchen. It's a month-long initiative, and this week a variety of cooking classes for kids are starting at Family Wellness. The list includes everything from after school to ''master chef" programs.
FARGO—The YMCA is trying to do it's part in keeping kids' minds and bodies active when school isn't in session. Registration for the Y's summertime child care program kicks off on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at any of the program's 30 different locations throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. There are options for kids as young as six weeks old to middle school. The Y says they'll get different opportunities throughout the summer like going on mini-field trips, baseball camps and swim lessons.
FARGO—Wednesday is World Down Syndrome Day, and Gigi's Playhouse in Fargo is celebrating diversity. The Playhouse's adult clients spent the afternoon in a limo handing out blue and yellow balloons to area businesses, thanking businesses that have worked above and beyond for the company. It also asked people to wear crazy and mismatched socks to help spark a conversation with people about acceptance. March 21st has become known as the national day for a very special reason.
WEST FARGO—Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to be a lumberjack? One retailer is giving you that opportunity Thursday in West Fargo. To celebrate its grand opening, Duluth Trading Company brought in Dean and Sue with the Timberworks Lumberjacks show. One of their areas of expertise is axe throwing. Dean and Sue say they travel all over to promote the openings of the stores. "It's tons of fun, we do these kinds of events all over for Duluth," says Sue Hastedt. "The crowds are great, and we're happy to be here."
FARGO—If you haven't kept up with your New Year's Resolutions, but want to get in shape for summer Family Wellness in Fargo has a few options for you. The gym offers a variety of classes for everyone from kids to adults who want a 'boot camp' type of training. The idea is to meet everyone at their fitness level to help them attain their goals. Personal Trainers say although they want people to focus on fitness year round whatever reason gets someone into the door is a good start.