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—This warning tonight for young adults. Some social media sites are a danger to your mental health. All you have to do is look around and it's safe to say almost everybody is using their phones and social media. While Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram do have their benefits, it's not all sunshine and selfies. In fact, a new study suggests these networks are hurting your mental health. "The impact on youth and teens is significant because so many people are using it right now," Joni from The Village Counselor tells WDAY.
MOORHEAD—For the next two weeks law enforcement will be looking for people who aren't wearing their seatbelts. More than 300 agencies across Minnesota have started the annual 'Click it or Ticket' campaign. Moorhead Police say Minnesotans do buckle up in general. They say 93% of drivers wear their seatbelts. The campaign's purpose is to make sure everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt.
MOORHEAD—After 42-years at St. Joseph's Catholic School, Physical Education teacher Joel Savre is saying goodbye. Most of the time when a school gym is packed, it's for some sort of athletic event. But on this particular Sunday, hundreds were in St. Joseph's for one man. "Always looked forward to going to gym. He was so much fun. Made every single day awesome," said Jenna Posch, Former Student. "He loved his job and what he does and Obviously from this turn out he was pretty loved, as well," said Ryan Posch, Former Student.
FARGO—At the peak of piano sales, in the early 20th century, more than 360,000 pianos were bought every year. 30,000 were sold in 2016. Schmitt Music and Concordia College are hosting their annual piano sale, a portion of the proceeds go to the college's music department. "Why pianos? Well, it's a perfect fit for a music school." Peter Haberman tells us. The sale may be a new twist on fundraising but some are worried pianos are a business that may be dying.
FARGO—As runners approached the last mile of their big race they tested both their physical and mental endurance. One family used a difficult diagnoses to encourage those runners in the last stretch of Fargo. What started as a way to bond a father and his son. "Wonderful memories that we're making, I love spending time with him," said ???? Has turned into something so much more. Levi Ganger and his dad Kyle have completed their 5th half-marathon.
MOORHEAD—Who wouldn't want to cover their principal with bright and colorful dye? Ellen Hopkins elementary schoolers lined up the track this afternoon to Splatter the Principal, Mr. Ladage. 2 classes registered the most students for the school's year-end picnic and Spud Splatter run. As a reward, those students threw handfuls of dye at Mr. Ladage as he ran past. They splattered their teachers and each other, too.
FARGO -- It's an event to celebrate the accomplishments women have made in the world of aviation. The Fargo Air Museum is hosting it's "Women & Wings" event Thursday night. Five women in different aviation fields ranging from flight Instructors to military pilots will be the guest speakers. The goal is to try and show the younger generation that anybody can work in this field.
FARGO—Buying inexpensive sunglasses might save money but eye doctors warn your eyes may end up paying the price. Optometrists say most cheap sunglasses don't come with proper protection like polarization or UV filters which protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays. These glasses can cause eye irritation, visual distortion and headaches. They can also lead to long-term effects like cataracts or corneal degeneration. Experts say just like we try to protect our skin from the sun's rays we should do the same with our eyes.
FARGO—A Fargo man is facing drunk driving and speeding charges, after an easy arrest on I29. Around 8:30 Sunday night a Cass County deputy was driving north on I29 when a car passed the deputy going 110 miles an hour, in a 55 mph zone. 22-year old Carter Schulke was arrested for DUI and a reckless endangerment. There were 3 other people in the car.
FARGO—Safety experts are reminding the public about bike safety for cyclists and drivers after a 12-year old girl was hit by a car over the weekend in Grand Forks. Safe Kids Fargo-Moorhead say studies show that there have been in an increase in bike related injuries, including bikes vs cars. They say it's extremely important for drivers to focus on the road at all times. The most important rule for bicyclists is to always wear a helmet to help prevent potential injury.