Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!
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Rolette County, N.D.—Before a shootout that killed Deputy Colt Allery here, technology brought the suspect's car to a stop. OnStar helped county deputies and the BIA track and disable the stolen truck. General Motors equips most new vehicles with a small blue button. If the car owner subscribes to the OnStar service, a representative can remotely gain access to the vehicle. Clay County driver Ron Bjorland says he barely touches the OnStar button in his Chevy pickup, but he likes the peace of mind he feels with the emergency system.
(WDAY/WDAZ News) - This time of year we take a look back on our favorite stories before we dive into the year ahead. One national story from October stood out this year when WDAY Anchor Drew Trafton found himself on the other end of the camera. ORIGINAL STORY: It happened in Florida. He was visiting for a wedding. Catherine Ross tells us about how Hurricane Matthew decided to crash the party. "Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate," said Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida. That's the order from Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - More than seven decades after his escape from a Nazi prison camp, family members are solving the mystery of their grandfather's military service. Wednesday, a ceremony in Fargo honored World War II veteran Robert Johnston. Robert Johnston passed away more than 20 years ago and his family believed many of his service records vanished during a fire in St. Louis. Thanks to the diligent research of his grandson and some help from Congress Sergeant Johnston is finally receiving the honors he deserves.
FARGO - A Snapchat photo featuring a racial slur is under fire at Fargo South High School. It shows a white high school girl posing in an athletic shirt and high top sneakers, and using the "N-word" in a caption. We're concealing the student's identity.
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ News) - A global refugee crisis is increasing fears of violence and conflict here in the U.S., but a Fargo church is hoping to clear up concerns with conversation. Lutheran Social Services provides a myriad of services in the community, but on Sunday members of Faith United Methodist Church zeroed in on a topic that's lately created the most controversy. "One of the misperceptions people have is that a person who comes to our community as a refugee is somehow really different," said Jessica Thomasson, LSS President and CEO.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo shopping mall is giving the green light to green transportation. Today, West Acres unveiled a parking space with powerful potential. It may not be the closest parking spot to the mall doors. But for some it's the best space in the lot. "We're in the future. The future is now," said William Weightman, City Captain. No, it's not the flying car future Marty McFly knows. But these cars and this little box could be changing transportation.
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Some Red River Valley ballerinas could make Tchaikovsky proud. Today, a director from the Moscow Ballet held auditions at the Inspire Dance and Wellness Studios...
POLK COUNTY, M.N. - A motorcyle crash near Fisher injured one man here. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Honda motorcyle was heading eastbound on Highway 2 Sunday evening when...
WARD COUNTY, ND - A motorcyclist suffered unknown injuries after a crash with a vehicle here. 49-year-old Curtis Haberlock of Burlington, ND was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on Ward...
MOORHEAD, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A Minnesota man hopes to spread his story of heartache and prevent exploitation. Al Erickson's daughter was coerced into prostitution in the late 80s. After she...