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Breckenridge Man Hurt in Alleged DUI Crash

Vergal was treated at the hospital in Breckenridge for minor injuries before being booked into jail

  RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — A Breckenridge man was hurt and arrested for DUI after crashing his pickup on a road north of Fairmount shortly before 3 a.m. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year old Mark Vergal lost control of his pickup on a rural road, slid into a ditch, hit an embankment and rolled, coming to rest on…

SunOpta Inc. of Wahpeton to Close, 35 Employees Out of Work

The company states that it's because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June

WAHPETON, ND — Natural food snacks maker SunOpta Inc. says it will close its roasting facility in Wahpeton next year, putting about 35 employees out of work. The company states that it’s because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June. SunOpta says it is encouraging its employees…

Breckenridge Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

A sentencing date has not been set

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Breckenridge man, who was arrested at a West Fargo Motel in March of 2016, has been found guilty. Jan Wangstad, 39, has been found guilty of attempted murder for an armed standoff at the Rodeway Inn. Wangstad was staying at the West Fargo motel when authorities were called because witnesses say he was acting…

Crews Battle Fire At SunOpta In Breckenridge

Winds Have Gusted More Than 50 Miles Per Hour In The Area

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Multiple fire crews are fighting a fire at SunOpta in Breckenridge. Crews from Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and Dwight have all been called in to help battle the blaze in very windy conditions. SunOpta specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products. It is the third fire in the southern valley in less than…

Final Report On Crash That Killed Breckenridge Pilot

Mark Yaggie of Breckenridge, Minn. died when the T-28 military trainer crashed July 2nd.

WASHINGTON (KFGO) – Witnesses say a vintage airplane that crashed last summer was “obviously in distress” when it went down and killed the pilot near the Moorhead airport. That’s according to a new report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Mark Yaggie of Breckenridge, Minn. died when the T-28 military trainer crashed July 2nd. A witness told federal investigators that…

Wahpeton Man Sentenced in Breckenridge Shooting

A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun

  BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Wahpeton man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting a man last December. A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun. He was found not guilty of attempted murder. Allard shot Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument in Breckenridge. Allard left the scene…

Breckenridge Man Sentenced In Shooting

A jury convicted Matthew Allard, 27, of assault, making threats and firing a gun. He was found not guilty of attempted murder.

BRECKENRIDGE, MINN. (KFGO) – A judge has sentenced a Breckenridge man to seven years in prison for the shooting of a man in Breckenridge last Dec. A jury convicted Matthew Allard, 27, of assault, making threats and firing a gun. He was found not guilty of attempted murder. Wilkin County Attorney Carl Thunem says Allard will begin his sentence at…

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…

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 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…