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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SABIN, Minn.—Hundreds of people spent their Saturday afternoon indoors to help one woman battling stage 2 stomach cancer. A packed community center to show support for a loved member of the community, Tami Enkers. "Sabin is a nice small community, we stick up for each other. We're happy to support anybody in our community that needs help," said Jane Lopitz, Tami's Sister-In-Law. Tami was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer in the Fall of 2016. "She's going through a really tough right now. She's not feeling the best," said Lopitz.
MOORHEAD—Hundreds of people in our metro took a stand for science on Saturday. Almost 200 people were at MSUM for that local march. Put on by 5 different student organizations, Marchers participated in a teach-in on the importance of science and then marched to Veteran's Memorial Bridge. Marchers say it's a step to defend the role science plays in everyday health, safety, economics and our government.
FARGO — An NDSU professor is sharing her message of hope after she was diagnosed this past fall with Stage IV terminal cancer. She's still working full time and says there's life after a diagnosis. English professor Amy Taggart has been at NDSU for the past 15 years. "When I started, I thought I'd probably be here three or four years, but it really stuck," said Taggart. The mark she's left hasn't gone unnoticed, but it hasn't always been an easy road.
MOORHEAD — After some student government senators at Minnesota State University Moorhead walked out of a meeting Thursday, April 20, accusing others of racist behavior, a university official on Friday attributed the dust-up to miscommunication. MSUM's Chief Diversity Officer Donna Brown said she's sat in a few different meetings over the past several weeks after hearing concerns about the behavior. Brown said MSUM officials didn't intervene because it was an issue they felt the students could solve best on their own,
ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — A man is behind bars after stealing a car, running from the cops and causing a four-hour search outside of a small town last night, police say. There were concerns from neighbors as to why they didn't hear anything from authorities. The Cass County Sheriff's Department said the public was in no immediate danger when deputies were searching for 41-year-old Aragorn Berger, the fugitive wanted on felony burglary charges out of Missoula, Mont.
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.