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—Wednesday is World Down Syndrome Day, and Gigi's Playhouse in Fargo is celebrating diversity. The Playhouse's adult clients spent the afternoon in a limo handing out blue and yellow balloons to area businesses, thanking businesses that have worked above and beyond for the company. It also asked people to wear crazy and mismatched socks to help spark a conversation with people about acceptance. March 21st has become known as the national day for a very special reason.
WEST FARGO—Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to be a lumberjack? One retailer is giving you that opportunity Thursday in West Fargo. To celebrate its grand opening, Duluth Trading Company brought in Dean and Sue with the Timberworks Lumberjacks show. One of their areas of expertise is axe throwing. Dean and Sue say they travel all over to promote the openings of the stores. "It's tons of fun, we do these kinds of events all over for Duluth," says Sue Hastedt. "The crowds are great, and we're happy to be here."
FARGO—If you haven't kept up with your New Year's Resolutions, but want to get in shape for summer Family Wellness in Fargo has a few options for you. The gym offers a variety of classes for everyone from kids to adults who want a 'boot camp' type of training. The idea is to meet everyone at their fitness level to help them attain their goals. Personal Trainers say although they want people to focus on fitness year round whatever reason gets someone into the door is a good start.
FARGO—To celebrate the First Day of Spring you can get some free ice cream from Dairy Queen. Tuesday marks "Free Cone Day". Participating locations across the country are giving one a small vanilla cone to customers. It's a limit of one cone per person and mall locations are not participating. The event is a fundraiser for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "You get to see all the little kids say, 'Oh my gosh, it's free cone day!' and they just have all that excitement and it's pretty cool," said Kiana Gehrig, Dairy Queen on 45th St. S.
FARGO—Local dietitians are asking you to "Go Further With Food." Sanford says it's important to thing about good nutrition all year long. A couple of things to consider when trying to become healthier are taking a look at your portion sizes and replacing regular meals with better options like cauliflower rice. It's important to remember not to change your entire lifestyle all at once otherwise you may overwhelm yourself.
MOORHEAD—The stories of people in the community affected by World War I are now on display for the metro to see, a century later. The Clay County Historical Society's newest exhibit "War, Flu, and Fear: World War I and Clay County" is now open at the Hjemkomst Center. It focuses on the response of the Red River Valley Community to the war, telling the story through the perspectives of two local families. Organizers say the exhibit also emphasizes the important role that America played in ending the war. The exhibit will remain up until January 2020.
FARGO -- A new program that could help develop low-income areas is on the table at Monday night's Fargo city commission meeting.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Area veterans are finding ways to instill a sense of patriotism in a younger generation. For Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Blumer's classrooms at Legacy Elementary School in West Fargo, Thursday was all about the red, white, and blue. "It's always a favorite, every year," says Blumer. Dozens of students spent the morning learning all about America. It's part of the 40&8 veterans' organization's "Flags for First-Graders" program.
FARGO, N.D. — A student organization is trying to raise money for charity by bringing lots of laughter. NDSU's Blue Key Honor Society is hosting its annual "Bison Brevities" show, with the theme "Netflix and Brevs." Students will act in Netflix-themed skits in between talent acts. The proceeds will go to the local non profit Freedom Resource Center, which helps people with disabilities.
FARGO, N.D. — March is National Nutrition Month, which is why one company here is trying to highlight the importance of health, especially for seniors. The in-home assistance company, "Right At Home," focuses on letting people live independently by helping with facets of life, like nutrition. The company's owner, Barry Maring, says although nutritional needs don't necessarily change as we age, our bodies usually need an extra boost of certain nutrients, like B12 and Vitamin D.