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 bridal show in Downtown Fargo is trying to bring a unique twist to planning your wedding. Thursday night at the Abovo Events Center, White House Company is hosting its first show. The idea is to have a 'non-sell' way to network with potential vendors There will be a 'mock wedding' with a couple renewing their vows, a live DJ, food, 'swag bags' and a chance to win some prizes to help you prepare for you big day.
FARGO—NDSU is trying to start a conversation about current events and a divisive climate with an old-school comedy. Although it's empty right now the set, designed by a student, will be filled for the next four nights for the university's first show of the spring semester; Tartuffe. The show is about a scheming con man in the early 20th century who charms his way to marry another man's daughter and then runs off with his fortune. The show's director says it was chosen because of the possibility to start conversations about hypocrisy, but with a comedic twist.
FARGO—NDSU is coming together to celebrate its students from around the world. All week the university is hosting its annual "International Week." Monday through Friday there will be a variety of events including a "Day in the Life" Discussion Pane, Henna Drawings and a "Diversi-TEA" lunch. The idea is to celebrate the diverse population of students across campus, and encourage others to learn about new cultures. "Make new friends from different countries, learn about their culture, and it just brings us all together," said Navneet Deos, Indian Student.
FARGO—An unexpected surprise for some deserving kids at Eagles Elementary School in Fargo. Friday morning, the Regal Eagles, a group of Lego League Students, thought they were taking a picture for the yearbook after their visit to the State Tournament. Instead, they were surprised "golden tickets" inviting them to the Nationals Tournament at Legoland in California. For the kids, it was easily one of the best ways to end their school week. "Pretty stoked, it's like the second time I get to go to Legoland. So, no more snow!" said Landon Kottsick, student.
METRO -- So, how should drivers approach our roads as we await another round of snow? AAA said it's important to give some extra time behind other vehicles. Instead of the usual three to four seconds, allow yourself six to eight in case they stop suddenly.
FARGO -- If you're looking to do some home remodeling soon, or just want to dream about it, the Fargodome is the place for you this weekend. Friday through Sunday is the annual Red River Valley Home and Garden Show. More than 300 exhibits will fill the dome floors showcasing everything from flooring, contractors, cabinetry to windows. There will also be a number of workshops every day, and a treasure hunt for kids. Organizers said it's a great way to check out the new home-decorating trends.
FARGO—Art Appreciators all across the metro can come and check out a variety of unique vendors at the Plains Art Museum. Seventy craft makers from near and far are coming together for two days to show off their hard work at the Unglued Craft Fest. On Friday night, the Craft Preview party will get the weekend started with a live DJ, DIY projects, and open galleries. It will cost $20 at the door. On Saturday, there is no admission, and it will include workshops and demos. Organizers said it's a way to engage the community any time of the year.
FARGO—Who Will Rule The School? That's the question that will be answered Wednesday night at North Dakota State. Men from different campus organizations are competing for the title of "Mr. NDSU." The show is part of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority's annual philanthropy event. Participants will be able to show off their Bison pride, participate in skits and get a little goofy. Ticket sales and money raised from a silent auction go to a local charity. Organizers say it's a way to have a little fun while giving back.
WYNDMERE, N.D.—Wyndmere is mourning the loss of an adorable 8-year old, with a huge heart. 8-year old James "Jessy" Haberman died Monday, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester where he was recovering after surgery. Jessy's mom said he had battled an unknown syndrome. Jessy was well-known, after he and his family started Jessy's Toybox to collect toys to give sick kids Christmas Presents. Wyndmere Schools says students and staff wore Jessy's favorite colors to honor him on Monday; red, blue and brown.
FARGO—Despite chilly temps, kids in Fargo found ways to have fun on their day off of school. Monday, the Plains Art Museum hosted its "School Break Camp" for Presidents' Day. The kids were taught by one of the museum's ceramic teaching artists. They were able to use clay to create "hanging animal pockets." The class' instructor said it was a great way to expose kids to different kinds of art materials they may not get to experience otherwise.