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—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.
FARGO—To celebrate the First Day of Spring you can get some free ice cream from Dairy Queen. Tuesday marks "Free Cone Day". Participating locations across the country are giving one a small vanilla cone to customers. It's a limit of one cone per person and mall locations are not participating. The event is a fundraiser for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "You get to see all the little kids say, 'Oh my gosh, it's free cone day!' and they just have all that excitement and it's pretty cool," said Kiana Gehrig, Dairy Queen on 45th St. S.
FARGO—Local dietitians are asking you to "Go Further With Food." Sanford says it's important to thing about good nutrition all year long. A couple of things to consider when trying to become healthier are taking a look at your portion sizes and replacing regular meals with better options like cauliflower rice. It's important to remember not to change your entire lifestyle all at once otherwise you may overwhelm yourself.
MOORHEAD—The stories of people in the community affected by World War I are now on display for the metro to see, a century later. The Clay County Historical Society's newest exhibit "War, Flu, and Fear: World War I and Clay County" is now open at the Hjemkomst Center. It focuses on the response of the Red River Valley Community to the war, telling the story through the perspectives of two local families. Organizers say the exhibit also emphasizes the important role that America played in ending the war. The exhibit will remain up until January 2020.