Wahpeton

Wahpeton Mayor Resigns

City Council President Steve Dale has been filling in while Hansey battles his cancer diagnosis

WAHPETON, ND — Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey has resigned and is fighting cancer. Hansey, 81, submitted his resignation after being absent from his mayoral duties since June. City Council President Steve Dale has been filling in while Hansey battles his cancer diagnosis. People in the city have 15 days to file a petition to call for a special election. If…

Donated Corn From Wahpeton Arrives In Texas

San Antonio Food Banks Will Give The Corn To Hurricane Victims

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A truckload of corn grown and picked by volunteers in Wahpeton has made it to San Antonio, Texas. In an exclusive story we brought you on Thursday, more than 50 volunteers picked and loaded a semi trailer’s worth of sweet corn in less than two hours. The annual picking of the corn patch just outside the…

Volunteers in Wahpeton Pick a Truckload of Corn for Harvey Victims

It took the team of more than fifty volunteers less than two hours to fill the semi trailer

WAHPETON, ND — A team of volunteers is helping hurricane Harvey victims all the way from Wahpeton. An annual haul of sweet corn which usually goes to local food banks is being sent to Texas. A field of sweet corn outside Wahpeton’s Ford dealership is in its harvest. These crops are planted and maintained by volunteers. The yield typically goes…

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…