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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…

Man Jailed After Major Meth Bust in Wahpeton

Street Value Estimated at Over $1 Million

A man has been arrested in Wahpeton after authorities uncovered 13 pounds of meth worth over $1 million on the streets. Louis Douphinais, 29, was arrested in a mobile home at 2104 2nd Street North in Wahpeton on Friday. In addition to the meth, drug task force agents found drug paraphernalia, two handguns and an AK-47. Douphinais is facing charges…

Confirmed: JCPenney Stores in Thief River Falls, Wahpeton to Close; Add Jamestown, Dickinson to the List

Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota

  RED RIVER VALLEY — In a story we first brought you Thursday, officials with JCPenney confirm the Wahpeton and Thief River Falls locations are closing. Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota. In total, JCPenney is closing 138 stores across the country, and officials say it is due to…

JCPenney Stores Expected to Close in Wahpeton, Thief River Falls After 80+ Years in Business

An online petition backed by the chamber to save the store has more than 1,200 signatures

  RED RIVER VALLEY — As JCPenney prepares to announce a list of closings around the country, the stores in Wahpeton and Thief River Falls are expected to be closed. Employees have been told the Thief River Falls location will be closing in June after over 80 years in business. An online petition backed by the chamber to save the…

EDC GBB: Davies and Shanley Clinch State Tournament Berths

Eagles Roll Past Huskies; Deacons Comeback Against Knights

FARGO, N.D. — The East Region Tournament continued for the girls bracket with two berths to the state tournament on the line. In the first semifinal game No. 1 Davies took care of  No. 4 Wahpeton 66-48. Junior Raegan Linster scored a game-high 26 points for the Eagles. In the other semifinal game, No. 2 Shanley trailed at halftime, but battled…