Wahpeton

Hello, Ska! Chahinkapa Zoo Acquires White Bison

Ska is named for the Native American word for white

  WAHPETON, ND — The Chahinkapa Zoo has acquired a white bison from a ranch in Selfridge. The yearling has been named “Ska” and weighs between 600 and 700 pounds. Ska is named for the Native American word for white. The animal is considered spiritually significant in several Native American religions. The zoo curator says Ska is unique because he’s…

Jury Selection Begins in Breckenridge Attempted Murder Case

Witnesses told police that Allard said he "might as well shoot everyone" as he was leaving the house

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Jury selection is scheduled next week for a Wahpeton man accused of attempted murder in Breckenridge. Matthew Allard, 28, is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument last December. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as he was leaving the house. He was arrested the next day…

Eighteen People Homeless After Apartment Fire in Wahpeton

An Apartment Fire Leaves Eighteen People Without a Place to Call Home

WAHPETON, N.D. — Eighteen people in Wahpeton are homeless after a devastating fire ravaged an apartment complex that left six apartments gutted. Luan Nguyen’s apartment at 1702 9th Street North in Wahpeton may still be standing, but he can’t go inside the place he calls home. “It sucks because now, just getting off work I want to sit and relax…

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…