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—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.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Thousands of fans from all across North Dakota are taking over the Fargodome this weekend.
FARGO — Eleven percent of all students experience sexual assault while in college and 80 percent of those assaults go unreported, according to the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network. And one North Dakota State University student's school project is tackling that big issue—ending the stigma surrounding sexual assault. On NDSU's campus, smiles and laughter fill the air, including those of junior Mackenzie Eckman. "Just been doing my thing, and it's really been amazing," she says. But that smile hasn't always been there.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Attracting and retaining employees is the number one concern in 2017 for area businesses. That information comes from a survey presented at the Economic Outlook Forum Wednesday afternoon at the Ramada. The survey also showed two positive themes in business expectations: consistency and optimism for this year. The keynote speaker, economist Dr. Jim Paulsen, says it's because for the first time since post-recession, there's been confidence in our current economy.
FARGO—Their deaths are hitting those who knew them personally especially hard. Friends are remembering Carson Roney and Danie Thomssen as social and welcoming people with smiles on their faces. The two only on the North Dakota State University campus for a little over a semester, had already made an impact in plenty of lives. Carson's friend from summer camp says he had a love for people. "We would get a smile on our faces every time we saw each other," said Lucas Brown.
FARGO—A car crash on Saturday night, Feb. 11, took the lives of two first-year North Dakota State University students, friends who were both majoring in biological sciences. The NDSU department they were studying under is giving their classmates a way to deal with their grief. Danie Thomssen, 18, was from Bismarck, and Carson Roney, 19, was from Oakes. They met through Roney's high school friend Haley Visto, who was Thomssen's roommate at NDSU.