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 TV) - Over 50 care packages are going to foster kids in our metro thanks to Fargo High Schoolers. Cadets from the Junior ROTC and student council members from Fargo South High School spent hours Saturday afternoon making bags for Cass County Social Services. The bags have a tie blanket, and toiletry items like toothbrushes and toothpaste. The students wanted to find a way to make a difference in their community and to show people that someone is always there f
150 families reunited this afternoon. The 461st Engineer Company Unit with the Army Reserve returned home after almost a year in the Middle East. For some, a year may not seem like a long time, for others, it's an eternity. Just ask any of the people at the SHAC on NDSU's campus this afternoon, at the 461st Engineer Company Unit's homecoming ceremony. Loved ones were patiently waiting to see their soldiers who have spent the past year overseas. Saturday was finally the day. Emotions were high as brothers, sisters, sons and daughters were reunited.
FARGO—With two big hockey tournaments in the area, players weren't the only ones scoring big this weekend. Three straight weekends of hockey bliss in the area. "We love getting all of the people here coming to see what a special event it is," said Sommer Lockhart, Fargo Youth Hockey Association. The third weekend of Squirt International Hockey has brought in families from all over the country, keeping hotels, restaurants and stores busy. "Thousands of people have been through the arena doors," said Lockhart.
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Everybody has a story of overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal. there were plenty of obstacles at the Regional Wrestling Tournament at ConcordiA, especially for one wrestler from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkash. A crowded stadium packs Concordia's memorial auditorium to watch and cheer on the The Division III West Regional Wrestling Tournament. For the wrestlers, it's about putting it all on the mat and for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Mark Choiniski, that sentiment means a little more.
MOORHEAD—Humbled; that's what two local artists say about their work being featured in Moorhead's Rourke Gallery. MSUM graduate Brandon LaPlante and senior Cameron Seibold both will have featured work at the gallery for about a month. Dozens showed up to check out the exhibits' opening. LaPlante's work is sculptural tables and Seibold's is digitized screen prints. The two say they use their art as a way to process what's going on in their lives.
FARGO—NDSU researchers could be a 'driving force' in the development of self-driving cars. Some say it's the way of the future; Self-Driving Cars. While they aren't quite like Knight Rider's KITT, experts say we're at the point that it's not an "if" these cars will be on our roadways, it's "when" but will they be safe? "There's a lot of talk of how do we get these cars to communicate with one another," said Jeremy Straub, Researcher. Which is what researchers at NDSU are working on.
FARGO—The City of Fargo is switching over to single stream recycling that allows people to put recyclables in one container, instead of sorting them. The service will begin in July and the city will be handing out 96 gallon recycling bins in June. It will cost $3 a month. That price includes the service to separate all the plastic, paper, cans and glass so you don't have to. "We get a lot of requests from the public, since our neighbors to the west did it and it's kind of the trend now, to go single stream," said Jennifer Pickett, Recycling Coordinator.
MAHNOMEN, Minn.—An all woman group of self-proclaimed "BigFoot" Researchers thinks the monster could be hiding in the land of 10,000 lakes. Inside the Red Apple Restaurant in Mahnomen laughter fills the air from six women, reminiscing on adventures. Who have come together because of their love of the paranormal. The paranormal these women are after is a little hairier.. "They came up to me and said, we're going to be this all-women team of hunting Big Foot," said Kimberly Juarez, She-Squatcher.
FARGO—Prairie Roots Co-Op is one step closer to it's grand opening after years of anticipation. The grocery store had an open house for people to check out how far along construction is on the building. Hundreds of people came to check out the space, see what the lay out will be and what amenities will be offered. Although the opening is still months away, members of the co-op are excited to see the progress of the store.
FARGO — One Fargo teacher is showing students how they can make a difference in their community. The first-graders in the Gifted and Talented Program at Lewis and Clark Elementary have been collecting teddy bears for the past week as part of "We Care Teddy Bears." The students will donate the bears to local fire and police departments.