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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Minn.—Across Minnesota, road deaths are at the lowest they've been in more than 70 years. The Department of Public Safety says last year 348 people died on state roads. That's the lowest number since 1943. Law Enforcement says it's encouraged by the drop and that a combination of education and effort is helping the numbers, but they want to continue pushing for that number to get to zero someday.
(WDAY)—A popular YouTube Star is facing harsh criticism after he posted a video while walking through what's known as the "suicide forest" in Japan. Meet Logan Paul, you might not know who this is, but your kids, probably do. "Most of his audience is kids.They're always watching and wanting more from him," said Skyler Smeby, Teenager. The 22-year old Ohio native is a YouTuber with 15 million subscribers who posts daily.
FARGO—Two lucky fans are going to get the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to watch the Bison in the National Championship game this weekend. Starting at 5:00 Wednesday night, Hooligans in West Fargo will be hosting a ticket giveaway for the Road to Frisco. The giveaway includes a spot on a bus heading to and from Frisco, a ticket to the game and hotel accommodations. Hooligans General Manager says it's a fun way to bring people into the bar and to cheer on the team.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo Fire Department is the first in the metro with what's being called a "howler siren" to one of it's vehicles, that will add a rumbling sensation when crews are heading to a scene. An emergency siren is going to sound and feel a little different, all from two speakers. The new Battalion Chief's SUV is the first in the metro with what's called a "Howler Siren." The speakers shoot out low-frequency sounds that give an almost vibrating feeling.
FARGO—It was a big year for adult fiction literature, according to the Fargo Public Library. The most popular borrowed books in 2017 for the library were "A Man Called Ove" By Fredrick Bachman, "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins" and "See Me by Nicholas Sparks." On the other end of the spectrum, the most popular books for kids was the Guinness Book of World Records which was checked out 195 times. The library says those numbers are pretty consistent with years past, but the biggest increase they've seen is in E-books.
HANKINSON, N.D.—One little boy who thinks of other kids before himself, got quite the Christmas surprise Saturday morning in Hankinson. With a smile like his, and the personality to match, how can you not fall in love with 8-year-old Jessy Haberman? Over the past three years, the Wyndmere native has become a "Pint-sized" Santa Clause. Minus the white beard, but as big of a heart. "Just loves it, it's something he's passionate about," said Heather Haberman, Jessy's mom. Jessy has been fighting what his mom said is an "unknown syndrome" his entire life.
FARGO—We're 3-days from Christmas, and it's not just the kids getting presents. Our four legged friends are, too! Friday, Homeward Animal Shelter gave all of their pets Christmas gifts. Everything from delicious dog bones, to some catnip toys. And as the wagging tails gave away, it made for some happy animals. Homeward says it's a way to help keep spirits high for animals that have been there for a long time, because they can start to become depressed.
FARGO—It's the time of holiday cheer, but also holiday travel. Friday is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year, according to AAA. And more people are out this holiday weekend, 107-million Americans will be using trains, planes, and automobiles. The majority of those travelers will be driving, more than 97-million. Here in our metro, it seemed to ring true. Gas stations were packed with holiday travelers filling up before heading to their Christmas destination.
HILLSBORO—An unusual sighting in this part of a state; a North Dakota hunter found a Mountain Lion near Hillsboro this week. The hunter legally shot the animal, because it's Mountain Lion hunting season, but it's not common to see the animal this side of the state. In fact, this is the first time in several years one has been spotted this far East. In his 22 years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Doug Leier has seen it all including Mountain Lions. "They are more naturally occurring in places like the badlands or the black hills," said Leier.
FARGO—A city commission group in Fargo is trying make our metro a safer environment for transgender people. Thursday afternoon the Human Relations Commission heard testimonies from three trans people after one woman says she was discriminated against in a South Fargo Hair Salon. All three women said 'trans discrimination' is a common issue not only in Fargo, but across the country. The Commission is starting an "Inclusion Plan" to see how inviting Fargo is and what areas can be improved on.