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…

Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for DWI

Alisha Ettesvold has been placed on paid administrative leave

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Cass County Sheriff’s deputy is arrested for DWI in Breckenridge. A spokesman says Deputy Alisha Ettesvold was arrested by Breckenridge Police shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. She started working for the sheriff’s office in May as a non-licensed correctional deputy in the Cass County Jail. Ettesvold has been placed on paid administrative leave while an…

Breckenridge businesses struggling with PPE costs, people taking their money to Wahpeton

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. – The cost of masks can be expensive for small businesses, something Minnesota and the Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce worked on to help. Face coverings aren’t the only thing causing issues for struggling companies in the area. Complying with the recent mask mandate handed down by Governor Tim Walz has been a tough order to fill…

Mural Painted on Breckenridge Flood Wall

Work started Tuesday and is expected to wrap up next week

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A splash of color is getting added to Breckenridge’s flood wall. A mural is being painted by Shawn McCann and Kimberly Wood, who is from Michigan. The two started the work yesterday and should finish next week. The wall features many colors and the city’s name Breckenridge. It will also showcase some of the city’s rich history…

Wahpeton Man Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

The crash happened on Hwy 9, north of Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A 29-year-old Wahpeton man is dead after a crash on Highway 9 about four miles north of Breckenridge. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was ejected from the car. Deputies responded to the scene, shortly after 1:30 this morning on a report of a vehicle fire. The man’s name has not been released. Categories: Minnesota…