ELLENDALE

Ellendale Celebrates Being Named KVRR’s “Town of the Year”

The city of just over 1300 people still has a lot of activity on its Main Street

ELLENDALE, ND — KVRR’S Rob Kupec spent the day in our “Town of the Year”, Ellendale, to see just what makes it a special place. The city of just over 1300 people still has a lot of activity on its Main Street. But with an aging population it’s having a tough time finding people to take over some of the…

101-Year-Old War Veteran Has Long History Of “Town of the Year”

John Wheelihan of Ellendale, North Dakota Served During World War II

ELLENDALE, ND — Not everyone gets the chance to see their town change over a century. KVRR’s Danielle Church talked to a 101-year-old World War II veteran who has seen just about all in Ellendale. At ten years old, John Wheelihan knew he was meant to be in the skies. But it wasn’t until he was an adult that he’d…

KVRR Travels to “Town of the Year” Ellendale, North Dakota

KVRR's Rob Kupec & Danielle Church visit Ellendale for the day

ELLENDALE, ND — KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec along with reporter Danielle Church are in Ellendale for our “Town of the Year” celebration. There’s plenty of history here in Ellendale and 101-year-old John Wheelihan has lived through most of it. He served in World War II from 1941 to 1945, flying all kinds of warplanes. He was a second lieutenant…

Rob’s Ellendale Hat

Every year for Town of the Year, Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec’s mom make some article of clothing related to the winning town. This year it is a cardinal hat in honor of the Ellendale High School mascot. Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: ELLENDALE, Town of the Year

Ellendale is Our 5th Town of the Year

Congratulations to Ellendale on winning Town of the Year. In the final round Ellendale defeated Hamilton 19,506 to 8,895.  Ellendale joins Badger, Fosston, Abercrombie and St. Thomas as Town of the Year winners. Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: ELLENDALE, Town of the Year

No Travel Advised For Jamestown, Valley City, Michigan and Surrounding Areas

A Travel Alert is in effect for the northeastern portion of North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. —  The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for portions of eastern North Dakota due to snow/ice covered roads and reduced visibility creating hazardous driving conditions. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ellendale, Oakes, Cooperstown, Michigan, Larimore and surrounding areas.  A No Travel Advisory means…

Hundreds of Dakota Valley Electric And Cass County Electric Customers Are Without Power

The heavy wet snow caused many wire breaks, pole tops shattered, and broken poles

UPDATE 8:20 P.M. 10/10/2018:  Cass County Electric crews have restored power to hundreds of customers but around 160 remain without power around Oakes and Valley City. **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW** EDGELEY, N.D. — Dakota Valley Electric Co-op has crews out working to restore power to more than 1,100 customers from Forbes and Ellendale to Edgeley. That is about one-quarter of the cooperative’s…

Relief Fund Started To Help Ellendale Recover From Flooding

Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19

ELLENDALE, N.D. — A fund has been set up to help people in Ellendale who sustained damage after a major rainfall. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19 flooding basements and overwhelming the sewer system. The Ellendale Flood Relief Fund will help those impacted by the flooding. A case manager with Lutheran Disaster…

Ellendale Inundated With Over 5 Inches of Rain In A Matter of Hours

City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer

ELLENDALE, N.D. — People in Ellendale, North Dakota are dealing with a lot of water. The Dickey County community was hit with over 5½ inches of rain in just a matter of hours early Thursday morning. City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer. Due to the massive amount of rain, sewer mains were…