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—The CDC is calling this year's flu season one of the worst in recent history it's considered widespread in all but two states and Washington D.C. With more than 5,000 cases of influenza in North Dakota alone, it may feel like no matter where you turn, you'll catch the virus; including at the place known for health, the gym. Many, like Family Wellness are taking steps to stop the growing number of people getting the flu.
FARGO—If you're looking for a unique way to have a romantic evening in Fargo consider checking out the Red River Zoo! Wednesday night they're hosting an event called 'Valentine's Day at the Zoo'. Couples will get to enjoy the grounds, meet some of the animals and have a catered dinner as well. The zoo says this is a new way to reach the community. "We're really exciting, we're gonna get this whole place decorated. There's only going to be 20 spots. Really intimate experience," said Jeremiah Gard, Director of Finance.
FARGO—In a world of hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget to slow down. But, one spa is trying to fix that, by having you do nothing. It really is as simple as it sounds, "800 pounds of Epsom salt, twice as buoyant as the dead sea. It's so buoyant you can just fall asleep on top of the water," said Jarrid Gable. The process to float is simple, you walk into the room, take a shower to get all of the oils and minerals off of your body and then simply, enter into the tub.
FARGO—Dozens of Charities took part Thursday in Giving Hearts Day made their way around the metro. Homeward Animal Shelter made a pit stop at Matt's Automotive in Fargo, with 6-week-old lab puppies. It was a way to let the community meet first-hand the animals the donations from Giving Hearts Day go to help. The Shelter says although they'll take any donations people are willing to give, monetary donations are the most essential for Homeward.
FARGO—Our forecast looks to stay well below freezing for the rest of the week, but for some NDSU students it doesn't matter, because they're 'Freezin' For a Reason' In the wee hours of the morning at North Dakota State, not creature was stirring except for maybe a snow plow, and for the next week, Nick Foertsch. He's been up since 3:00 a.m. and still has quite the day ahead of him. "Yeah, I have work and class still," said Foertsch.
FARGO—One Fargo gym is trying to provide new members with tools to help them achieve their wellness goals. Family Wellness has introduced the 'In-Body Impedance Scale' for new members. When somebody steps onto the scale, it calculates your BMI, lean muscle mass, fat mass and percentage of body water. A paper is then printed out with all of the information. Family Wellness then offers a personal trainer to help dissect all the information and give you the best workout methods to help you reach your goals.
METRO—The next step in the $2-billion dollar FM Flood Diversion project is to get another permit application submitted to Minnesota this year. On Tuesday at the FM Chamber's monthly 'Eggs and Issues' mayors from Fargo and Moorhead updated the chamber on where the Flood Diversion project sits after the Governor's' Task Force completed its work. Before another permit can be submitted, engineers are working on rearranging the alignment of the dam that would hold back flood water.
FARGO—North Dakota is likely to be hit hard with drought conditions again this year. Climatologists are encouraging people to start thinking of ways to fix it, before the spring arrives. NDSU warned this week that the risk of another dangerously dry year is growing. "Have more reason to believe that the coming into spring is going to be a lot worse than 2017," said Adnan Akyuz, State Climatologist.
FARGO -- Some Fargo leaders are asking for more information before making a decision on a proposed downtown syringe exchange program. Friday afternoon Fargo Cass Public Health hosted an information meeting for the public to voice their opinions and concerns on the program, around 20 people attended. The program would provide access to sterile needles and syringes with a safe disposal site.
FARGO -- Governor Burgum is touring each public college and university as a part of an initiative to see how we can improve Higher Education across North Dakota. On Friday, as a part of "Higher Education Day" Burgum and Lt. Governor Brent Sanford toured and spoke at NDSU. Governor Burgum says our state spends $4-billion dollars on education every two years.