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—One local church is trying to give back to the community with dozens of service projects across the metro. Prairie Heights Church has spent the entire week helping out 20 different organizations with an event coined "Servilization." Nearly 1,000 people have been helping out with no strings attached. Saturday was the last day of nearly 50 service projects helping 20 different organizations.
HARWOOD, N.D.—5,500 meals will be now be provided to the Great Plains Food Bank thanks to Harwood Elementary. The school took a different approach to its participation in 'Fill the Dome' this year. Instead of collecting cans, students were encouraged to bring in money that would be donated to the Food Bank. In just one week, the 139 students were able to raise almost $1,900. Each dollar is worth three meals for the food bank, and for the kids they say it felt good to give back this holiday season.
FARGO—One local company is using virtual reality to give a tour of attractions across North Dakota. "Be More Colorful" recently created a 'web-based tour' of the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex in Nekoma, North Dakota. The complex was built in the height of the Cold War and was fully operational for one day before it was shut down. It's been closed to the public since, but thanks to Be More Colorful, you can see inside and learn all about it. The company is trying to showcase a new way to look at the world around you.
METRO—The fight against opioid addiction, is going into our middle and high schools. The overdose reversal drug, Narcan, will be available going into area schools, Jan. 1. Last year, across Cass County, 31 people died of opioid overdoses, so far this year there have been 12. But, local schools want to help stop that number and prevent it from getting to students. "We are a reflection of our community," said Jeff Schatz, Fargo Public Schools Superintendent. Because of this, a life-saving change is coming to Cass County.
FARGO—It's the time of the year, when giving is better than receiving. Metro leaders officially kicked off the "Season of Giving" across the metro at Santa Village at Rheault Farm. People are encouraged to donate money, non-perishable foods, and toys. The donations go to organizations like First Link's Giving Tree of Hope and the Great Plains Food Bank. The goal is to give make the holiday season more enjoyable for those in need.
METRO—The Cities of Fargo and Moorhead are trying to teach the metro good lifelong recycling habits. Wednesday, people can participate in the "Day Without a Bag" Campaign as a part of 'America Recycles Day'. Representatives from Fargo and Moorhead will be at Cash Wise grocery stores in both cities from 2 to 4 p.m. People can bring in their plastic bags in exchange for reusable ones. The goal is to start a conversation about plastic bag usage.
FARGO—Dozens of regional vendors spent their afternoon at the Plains Art Museum. It was a part of the Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival. Artists from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin were able to sell their work, like paintings and beaded jewelry. Organizers say it's a way to show how prevalent art is in the Native community. We have a link to the next events at the Plains Art Museum below: plainsart.org/events/
FARGO—They managed to not only capture the heart Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz, but of Bison Nation, too. The family of Lukas Kusters, known as the Dutch Destroyer, took in all things Bison at Saturday's game against South Dakota. It's all too familiar sound in North Fargo: Bison Tailgating. It's as guaranteed as snow up in the Valley. But in the sea of green and gold, there were some first time faces. Faces, that have captivated America: the family of 10-year-old Lukas Kusters.
WEST FARGO—A unique program through Park Company Realtors made it easier for a veteran and his family to buy a home. It's been an exciting week for Nick and Kathleen Jalbert. They were able to call a house in West Fargo their official home on Monday. It's the couple's third home. "We needed to upsize, our son is getting older, want to give him more room," said Nick Jalbert, home buyer. But, this one means a little more. As he and Kathleen started looking for their new home, an interesting proposal came their way.
MOORHEAD—In honor of the Reformation, there's now a book of some of Martin Luther's writings, in 21st century English. Pastor Bill Russell has spent the last five years translating a variety of Luther's writings from German and Latin to English, including "The Ninety-Five Theses." He'll be speaking and signing copies of these books Saturday afternoon at Melberg Christian Book and Gift in Moorhead from noon to 2 p.m. Russell says after 5 years of translating and writing, he's happy the book is finally for sale.