Wahpeton

Three More People Charged in Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Embezzlement Case

A total of six people were accused of embezzling from the tribe's Big Coulee District

BISMARCK, ND — Three more people charged in a Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate embezzlement case have been sentenced in federal court. Colette White was given three years of probation and fined $3,000, Gerald German Jr. three months in custody and a $5,000 fine and Gerald Heminger Jr. three months in custody and a $2,000 fine. They also must pay a total of…

Area Broadcaster Passes Away From Terminal Brain Cancer

Gary Rogers Had A Career Spanning More Than 50 Years

Gary Rogers died late last night after a brief battle with cancer. The longtime sports broadcaster and newsman was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this month and given just weeks to live. He was 72. Rogers was honored earlier this week with a fire truck procession in Wahpeton and Breckenridge where he served for decades as a volunteer firefighter….

Wahpeton Mayor Battling Cancer

City Council President, Steve Dale has been acting mayor since June

WAHPETON, ND — The mayoral duties of Wahpeton are being handed over to the city council president while the mayor battles a health crisis. Mayor Meryl Hansey disclosed to the City Council in an email he was being treated for cancer and needed to step away from public duties while he works on his recovery. City Council President, Steve Dale…

Wahpeton Man Makes Plea in Breckenridge Shooting

Allard is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Wahpeton man has pleaded not guilty for a shooting in Breckenridge last December. Matthew Allard, 28, is charged with attempted murder, assault, making terroristic threats and intentionally firing a gun. Allard is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as…

Wahpeton Man Finishes 47 Mile Walk for Shriners Hospital

Tom Meadows made it to the end of the finish line at el zagal shrine early this morning

FARGO, ND — Instead of sitting on the couch and watching Shriners Hospital commercials, 59-year-old Tom Meadows decided to get up and do something to help the children. Four days after embarking on a 47 mile walk from Wahpeton to Fargo, his journey has come to an end. “I feel honored to help somebody go on with their cause and…

North Dakota Man Walking Highway 75 for Children at Shriners Hospital

Tom Meadows Travels From Wahpeton to Fargo With Just His Oxygen Tank to Raise Money for Kids

FARGO, ND — One man is raising money for children at Shriners Hospital in a unique way and he’s not letting his own health issues get in his way. Just to make sure people know he’s serious, he’s doing it by walking 47 miles. Tom Meadows is 59–years–old with a laundry list of medical issues. “I’ve got 10 cardiac stents,…

Man Drives Into Semi In Dense Fog

It Happened Seven Miles West of Wahpeton

RICHLAND CO., ND — A 61-year-old man from Colfax is at Sanford in Fargo after crashing into a semi in dense fog. The collision happened around 6:30 Thursday morning on Highway 13, seven miles west of Wahpeton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the semi was crossing the road and the man in the car couldn’t break in time. He…

Man Dies After Rolling His ATV

Crash Happened Northwest of Wahpeton

A Wahpeton man has died of injuries suffered in an ATV crash. The state patrol says 48 year-old John Hanson was thrown from the machine after it rolled several times. The crash happened Friday night about 2 miles northwest of Wahpeton. Hanson was not wearing a helmet. He died at a Fargo hospital. The patrol says drinking may have been…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Wahpeton House Fire

Crews were on scene for nearly three hours

WAHPETON, ND — The North Dakota Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a house in Wahpeton. The fire chief says the fire began in a detached garage and spread to the home at around 10:30 Sunday night. The house is near the intersection of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue North in Wahpeton. No one…

Wahpeton Man Makes Plea in Meth Bust Case

Two handguns and an assault rifle were also seized during the raid

WAHPETON, ND — A Wahpeton man arrested in one of the largest methamphetamine cases ever in North Dakota has pleads not guilty. Twenty-nine-year-old Louis Dauphinais was arrested in late March after a search of a mobile home by officers with a drug task force. The force allegedly found 13 pounds of meth worth a street value of more than one million…