Wahpeton

Officials track air quality in Wahpeton as Masonite fire continues smoldering

Crews have contained the fire that erupted Friday evening, but say the smoke won't be gone for a while

WAHPETON, N.D. — It’s been a busy couple of days for the crews working to contain a straw bale fire that broke out Friday at Masonite Primeboard. The focus is now on the quality of air for people living nearby, as the smoke continues to blow through. “This is going to last quite a few days when we’re looking at…

Large bale fire contained near Wahpeton

WAHPETON, ND (KFGO) – It took most of the night and into the early morning hours for multiple fire crews to contain a straw bale fire near Wahpeton Friday. The fire started around 7:30 at at the Masonite PrimeBoard plant, Richland County emergency manager Brett Lambrecht says 2 of the 5 lanes of bales, which 2 blocks in size and…

Artists From Across U.S. Showcase Their Work at Borderline Chalkfest in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D.- Next time you visit 4th Avenue in downtown Wahpeton, the streets will look a little brighter. That’s because the pavements will be showcasing the talents of ten artists from states like Minnesota, Michigan and even Utah. “It’s great to kind of bring these world class artists to Wahpeton, and to really showcase what chalk art can be,” says…

Wahpeton Is Left With No Power After Overnight Storm

There was also a lot of toppled trees and branches throughout the city.

WAHPETON, N.D.- The winds from the storm toppled many trees and left the whole city without power at around two o’clock this morning. “We did lose electricity in the city, most of the city was down for a period of time,” says Public Works Director Dennis Miranowski. “There were a considerable amount of large trees that came down as well…

Wahpeton Man Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

The crash happened on Hwy 9, north of Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A 29-year-old Wahpeton man is dead after a crash on Highway 9 about four miles north of Breckenridge. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was ejected from the car. Deputies responded to the scene, shortly after 1:30 this morning on a report of a vehicle fire. The man’s name has not been released. Categories: Minnesota…

High risk sex offender registers in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. – Police are warning the public about a high risk sex offender. 27-year-old Jonathan Abell is living at 426 4th Street South in Wahpeton. He plead guilty in 2017 to two counts of gross sexual imposition. He performed sexual acts on a three-year-old girl and six-year-old boy he’s related to. He also forced them to perform sexual acts…

Wahpeton Man Sentenced After Trafficking Teen For Sex

33-year-old Dustin Gilleo was sentenced in U.S. District Court

FARGO, N.D. — A Wahpeton man is given 10 years in prison for trafficking a teen from South Carolina to his home for sex. 33-year-old Dustin Gilleo was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a charge of Transportation of a Minor. The 16-year-old girl who was reported missing in South Carolina last January and tracked by her phone to the…

Wahpeton Man Charged In Nephew’s Death

61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold

WAHPETON, N.D. — Negligent homicide charges have been filed against a Wahpeton man accused of killing his nephew. Police were called Friday afternoon to an apartment building in south Wahpeton and found 42 year-old Oscar Bynaum dead in a bedroom. A criminal complaint says that during a fight, 61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold. Investigators say…