Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!
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FARGO — If you're running in the Fargo Marathon, by now you've got your training routine, new shoes and now a theme. Thursday, marathon staff unveiled a 2017 "Fargo Rocks" poster. It's inspired by the dozens of bands and DJs who play along the running route. The design debuted at the Sponsor Appreciation Social at the Sanctuary Events Center.
FARGO — As construction season ramps up, so does the hiring season. Tuesday, hundreds of job seekers walked around the Fargo Construction Job Fair at the Baymont Inn. Dozens of builders, contractors and equipment companies set up booths and tables. Applicants could submit resumes on the spot for everything from driver to manager to laborer positions. It was a one-stop-shop for many temporary job openings.
HORACE, N.D.—Fargo's southwest neighbor is bracing for a major boom. Today in Horace, you'll find open fields and the occasional stream of commuters to and from Fargo. Forty years ago, Zoning Administrator and former Horace Mayor Perry Ronning remembers the view looking much different. "It was a pretty empty stretch along Cass County 17 or Sheyenne Street," said Ronning. And in a few more years, it'll be getting even less empty, as Horace could soon swell to twice its size. "It's not that quiet little community," said Ronning.
FARGO—A Fargo teen with a big heart is taking care of men and women in blue. On Wednesday, 13-year-old Alex Heizelman delivered 50 care packages to West Fargo Police. He assembled the kits with candy, gifts and lotion. Each item holds a special meaning. Alex was friends with Officer Jason Moszer and he started the project after Moszer's death to pay tribute to law enforcement.
That missing hour of sleep from Sunday may be taking a toll on more than just your sleep schedule. Some say daylight saving time affects health, safety and even judgment. Sunday night, most Americans got 40 fewer minutes of sleep than usual.
Fargo-Moorhead is turning green this weekend for St. Patrick's Day. Much of the festivities are happening within a few blocks of downtown. A kids run will kick things off near the Fercho YMCA at 12:45 p.m., with a 5K and 10K run to follow. A parade starts marching up Broadway after that. And you'll find a pub crawl and other events at some popular watering holes.
A record number of drugs are filtering through Minnesota. And numbers released Monday show an alarming trend with meth. It's a problem with no easy solution. Joe Moran, part of the F-M recovery community, says, "I don't think meth is ever really going to go away." Moran started using meth in the Twin Cities when he was 13. "It takes a hold of your soul. Seriously, it takes a hold of your soul." When he returned to Fargo-Moorhead in the early 2000s., he was shocked how prevalent the drug had become in the metro.
MOORHEAD — College students here are brewing up buzz around F-M craft beer. Monday night, an MSUM documentary class screened "Crafted" at Junkyard Brewing Company in Moorhead. The student-produced film chronicles the Fargo-Moorhead beer scene. Junkyard was packed with an audience enjoying pints and watching the featured breweries.
One of the last orders from President Barack Obama was one of the first to go under President Donald Trump. It's not health care, immigration or national security. It's about hunting. This week, the new administration overturned a ban on lead ammunition and fishing tackle. The annual Red River Valley Sportsmen's Show may have evolved into a showcase of the shiniest toys, latest tech and most impressive taxidermy, but you'll still find the basics.
FARGO — Fargo's only mosque was the target of a burglary this week. A thief pried open a door early Wednesday afternoon, March 1, at the Islamic Society building at 601 28th St. S.. Surveillance video captured one male breaking into donation boxes. He stole an undisclosed amount of cash and took off. Police say the video is poor quality. Islamic Center leaders say they may know who the thief is.