Voters reject bond for new school, approve levy increase in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Supporters say they have mixed feelings as voters in the Breckenridge School District approved an operating levy increase but rejected a bond for a new school in Tuesday’s referendum. The levy increase means the school district will have increased per-pupil funding to stabilize finances and continue with student programming, staff, and funding for the technology program….

Police: 14-year-old Steals Car In Breckenridge, Caught In St. Cloud

Car Reportedly Stolen From Breckenridge High School

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) — Breckenridge Police say a 14-year-old made off with a stolen car, cash and cell phones and got all the way to St. Cloud before he was caught. Police and the Wilkin County Sheriff responded to Breckenridge High School just before 6 p.m. on Monday for a report of a stolen car. They determined that the boy…

Breckenridge, Minn. pilot walks away from Ohio airplane crash

Cropduster crash 8/4/2021WOOSTER, Ohio – A Breckenridge, Minn. man sustained minor injuries when the crop-dusting airplane he was flying struck some power lines and trees before it crashed in the front yard of a home in northeastern Ohio. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Tyler James Vold of Breckenridge was able to walk away from the wreck. The crash…

Pipeline will bring natural gas to Wahpeton, Breckenridge, Kindred

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Montana-Dakota Utilities and WBI Energy plan to build a natural gas pipeline extension to bring more natural gas to the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area. MDU Spokesman Mark Hanson says the 60 mile extension will run from Mapleton to Wahpeton and will also bring natural gas to Kindred.  Currently, Wahpeton-Breckenridge is served by Great Plains Natural Gas, an MDU…

Discover North Dakota: Wahpeton/Breckenridge

Take A Virtual Road Trip To One Of The Great Areas In Our Region

  We are discovering North Dakota this week on the KVRR Local News morning show. Each day we’re exploring a different area ahead of summer travel season. Today we learned about the Wahpeton/Breckenridge area. Wahpeton is home to the Chahinkapa Zoo, and attractions like Wahpper, the world’s largest catfish. They’re having a busy summer, with Blue Goose Days this June,…

Fairmount Man Killed After Crashing Into Tractor on Gravel Road

UPDATE 10/21/20 4 pm: Fatal crash victim identified as 71-year-old Robert Kinn Jr. of Fairmount. **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW** RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A Fairmount, North Dakota man is dead after crashing into a tractor and cultivator on County Road 81. The crash was reported around 7:20 Tuesday night, one mile north of Highway 11 and six miles west of Fairmount….

Fergus Falls, Breckenridge Pizza Hut Restaurants Close

"We're Sorry But This Location Has Been Permanently Closed"

BRECKENRIDGE & FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two area Pizza Hut restaurants close. Both the Fergus Falls and Breckenridge locations are no longer open. On the Pizza Hut website, there’s a message that says they have permanently closed. One customer in Breckenridge says she ordered last night. North Dakota also has locations in the area that have closed, including Fargo, Grand…