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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FESSENDEN -- The remains of a North Dakota sailor who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II are now buried back in his hometown of Fessenden. The small town of Fessenden, North Dakota coming together to remember one of their own sailors. Songs of patriotism and remembrance ring throughout the crowded high school gym to pay tribute to the life of a man who made the ultimate sacrifice. A man who nobody here has ever met.
FARGO—As we approach a busy travel season, you may have noticed the cheap gas prices in the metro. Nationally the average prices of gas is $2.28. Here in Fargo it's sitting at $1.99. Gas prices have dropped every day since June 4th and AAA predicts they'll keep going down, even past the 4th of July holiday. This week is anticipated to be the cheapest prices so far in 2017. Which drivers at this gas station are definitely enjoying.
MOORHEAD—An early morning rescue for Moorhead Police Officers. A group of baby ducks was saved from a sewer after their mother was scared away by a dog. A story of a family separated. "They can't survive on their own" says Community Service officer Steve Kemper. Early Friday morning Moorhead Police shared this Facebook post: two of their officers rescued baby ducks in South Moorhead. Their mother was chased away by a dog and hadn't returned. "Too many predators, skunks raccoons - coyotes." Kemper says.
FARGO—For the 10th year in a row United Way teamed with Hornbachers for it's annual "Gobble it Up" luncheon. At every Hornbachers, from 11 AM to 1 PM, hungry, but generous people paid $5.00 for a turkey sandwich, chips, beverage and frozen treat. All of the money raised is going directly back to local United Way programs. Over the past decade they've raised over $188,000.
FARGO-MOORHEAD—We are now 11 days out until no-sort recycling will hit the entire metro. The no-sort program is meant to get more people to recycle. To help make the transition to this system as easy as possible we talked with Moorhead Public Works on a few tricks to remember when it comes to these 96 gallon bins. "We have aluminum, steel, tins, magazines and junk mail." says Steve Moore the Public Works Director. Fargo and Moorhead are making recycling easier than ever before. If you ever forget any of these rules,
FARGO—On Thursday members of the community got their first look at the brand new Sanford building.. The hospital hosted a community open house for people to check out some of the newest features in the hospital. People got to take a look at the Family Birth Center on the very top floor, the new Children's hospital and patient rooms. The tour also provided a look at rooms that the public won't get to see after today, including operating rooms.
NORTH DAKOTA—North Dakota farmers are taking a stand against President Trump's proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program. The $193-million cut could have devastating effects on the 27,000 North Dakotans who use it. Amenia native Bill Hejl has been farming his entire life.. "Born and raised here," said Hejl. He produces wheat, soybeans, sugar beets and corn on this 3,700 acre farm, which goes to feed thousands of people across the country.
METRO—A reminder to the metro, single-sort recycling hasn't started quite yet. Some homeowners in Fargo have been seen putting out the 96-gallon recycling bins they got this month. But, "no-sort" recycling service doesn't start until July 3rd. Until then, use the separated recyclable system. Your bin will be emptied by a schedule, divided into "blue" and "white" weeks. To find out which week you'll use, click here.
FARGO—One conference is doing its part to educate and empower people when navigating life after a cancer diagnosis. Cancer survivors and their loved ones got to spend the day learning, laughing and networking. Attendees learned about a variety of topics including how to adjust to their "new normal" after diagnosis. In years past the event focused on breast cancer, but this year they opened it up to anyone who has survived any type of cancer was invited to attend.
METRO—After this week's rainfall we're expecting to see a slight uptick in mosquitoes late next week. It's been a busy few days for the men and women of Cass County Vector Control. "Busier this week then we have been all season," said Ben Prather, Cass Co. Vector Control. Heavy rainfall earlier this week has created the perfect breeding ground in area ditches for mosquitoes. What they're doing right now is laying out this organic pesticide that kills the larva within a few hours.