Wahpeton

Cities begin to clean up and rebuild after storm

Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge .

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR)- Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge. A 20 minute storm has life changing effects. “We obviously heard the sirens and I’d say about 10 to 15 minutes after the sirens we didn’t think much of it never really happened here and all of a sudden I’m standing next…

Tenant accused of stabbing apartment manager in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – A woman has been arrested for a stabbing in Wahpeton. Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says the woman was arrested for aggravated assault following the stabbing at an apartment building where the victim is the manager and the suspect is a tenant. Thorsteinson says the man was stabbed in the back, but refused to go the hospital. He…

Arson investigation underway after fire set at Richland County Law Enforcement Center

There was moderate damage to the lobby area and smoke throughout the building.

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – Authorities are seeking the person who entered the lobby of the Richland County Law Enforcement Center in Wahpeton who is suspected of setting a fire in the lobby. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. There was moderate damage to the lobby area and smoke throughout the building. For safety, all inmates were removed from the corrections…

Fargo man jailed after disturbance and pursuit in Wahpeton

Andrew BarrettWAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Fargo man is in the Richland County jail on a number of charges following a disturbance outside a Wahpeton liquor store late Monday night and a 45-minute pursuit. Wahpeton Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says 40-year-old Andrew Barrett nearly hit a pedestrian before leading deputies and police officers on a pursuit that ended in a…

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…

Police Identify People Involved in Murder-Suicide in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. — Police release the names of two people who died in a murder-suicide early Friday morning in Wahpeton. The medical examiner’s office determined that 52-year-old Karen Ertelt-Wanner died of multiple gunshot wounds. 62-year-old Gregory Zander’s death was the result of a single gunshot wound. Police responded after Ertelt-Wanner reported that she’d been threatened by a man with a…

Two people dead after shooting in Wahpeton home

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Wahpeton police say two people are dead in a shooting early Friday at a home on the city’s north side. Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. Friday after a woman reported being threatened by a man with a gun. As they attempted to make contact with those inside the house, they heard a gunshot. Police were not…

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,…