Wahpeton 150

Flipping Through History: Newspaper Collection Profiles Wahpeton’s Past

Janet Gagelin has newspapers dating back to 1935

WAHPETON, N.D. —  Janet Gagelin has always been fascinated with researching and reading about Wahpeton’s history. Just a few months ago, she found out about volumes of old newspapers dating back to 1935 at the Richland County Historical Museum. “They said ‘do you want these?’ and I’m like ‘yes, I’ll take these’ so that was back in May, and from then…

Wahpeton Residents Celebrate City’s 150th Anniversary

The city is planning four celebrations to take place over the course of the year

WAHPETON, N.D. — People in Wahpeton are coming together throughout the weekend to celebrate the city’s one hundred fiftieth anniversary. For some people, their connection to the city spans decades. Back when Ed Scott was working for the Penny Company in the 1950’s, the last place he’d expect to live was Wahpeton, North Dakota. “I said this is one town I…