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, ND (WDAY News) - One group has asked a federal judge to temporarily block enforcement of North Dakota's Voter ID law. The request was filed by attorneys representing the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. A lawsuit was filed early this year claiming that the current voter ID requirements, "disproportionately burdens Native Americans." Court documents say an injunction would give the right to cast ballots by signing an affidavit, until the lawsuit is settled.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - Good news for drivers in North Dakota. Gas Prices are most likely the highest they will be all year. Although it's cheaper here in the metro, the average price of gas in ND has been steadily at two dollars and 27 cents for the past few weeks, which has experts with AAA thinking that this is most likely the peak. This is the lowest prices have been since 2005. "That's benefitting the motorists at the pump as they fill up. Considerly lower prices than it has been the past few years," says Gene Ladoucer, AAA Spokesman.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - Some kids went into the gym this weekend to play basketball, but left with Bieber Fever. Saturday afternoon, a couple of local boys heard through social media that singer Justin Bieber was at Courts Plus, shooting hoops. They went to the gym to see if it was true. When they arrived, they met the pop star himself. He joined in on a game and talked to the boys afterwards. As for his basketball skills?
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - A Call To Action. The Pride Collective is asking that from the community after today's 'Rally and Remember' event. Around 60 people gathered in downtown Fargo to rally for LGBTQ rights earlier this afternoon. After naming all of the victims of the Orlando shooting, speakers and representatives called for action from lawmakers.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - 100 young girls are learning all about the digital world. They're taking part in the annual Microsoft Digi-Girlz High Tech camp, on the campus of Microsoft in Fargo. For the next three days, the ladies will be introduced the latest innovations, and talk with Microsoft employees, to learn about job possibilities. This video on this story is from the smash lab, where girls learn about the guts of a computer, before it's smashed into pieces.
Moorhead, MN (WDAY News) - Breast cancer survivors and their loved ones spent the day learning, laughing, and networking. The 'Life After Breast Cancer' Conference in Moorhead was devoted to educating and empowering. Women learned about different topics such as genetic testing, sexual health, and how to adjust to their 'new normal' after cancer. One purpose of the conference was networking to show survivors they're not alone.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - Blood Centers from across the country have sent what was on their shelves to help the victims injured in the shooting in Orlando. Now, United Blood Services is asking area donors to help replenish the blood supply. UBS in Fargo will extend donation hours from 8 AM to 6 PM for the next two days to try and accommodate working hours. All blood types are accepted but the greatest need is O negative because it's the universal blood type.
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ News) - The LGBTQ plus community was particularly hard hit by news of the nation's deadliest mass shooting. More than 50 people are dead and more than 50 are injured after a gunman opened fire in a popular gay night club in downtown Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. Vigils are taking place across the U.S. in honor of the victims. Including Moorhead, where the Fargo, Moorhead Pride Collective held a meeting and prayer vigil at the United Church of Christ.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - Soon, the West Fargo VFW will have a new place to call home. Members have approved to move to a new building. Out of the 104 members voting, 94 said yes. They'll be moving just down the road, into the new Sheyenne Complex on the 400th block of Sheyenne Street, right across the street from Bell State Bank. VFW's Post Commander Shorty Vetter says they won't lose any business, because they'll close the old location Saturday, and open back up Monday, in the new spot.
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Another road closure starting tomorrow morning. Starting at 8 AM, 11th Street from Center Avenue to 1st Avenue in Moorhead will be closed for about...