Wahpeton

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,…

Fire destroys house in rural Wahpeton

Richland County's Brett Lambrecht reports the house looks to be a total loss.

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — Fire destroys a house northwest of Wahpeton. Crews were called to 17905 County Road 10 Southeast around 6:30 Saturday night. Departments from Dwight, Wahpeton, Breckenridge and Mooreton responded. They worked for about three hours on scene. The homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The American Red…

Tal Picks Tampa Bay To Win The Super Bowl

WAHPETON, N.D. — Did Tal the Orangutan get it right? The great ape at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton has been picking Super Bowl winners since 2011. He chose Tampa Bay to win this year over the Kansas City Chiefs. Every year, the zoo paints the logos of the super bowl teams on footballs and puts them in his enclosure. He…

Missing Wahpeton woman may be in Fargo

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) – The Wahpeton Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing Wahpeton woman. Janet Faye Nelson, 66, was last heard from at approximately noon Thursday. Nelson was on her way to Fargo in a Maroon 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer with North Dakota License plate 369AXD. Her cell phone was last located in Fargo at 1:36 a.m….

School bus driver found not guilty in bus crash that injured 18 kids

The incident sent five children aboard the bus to the hospital with serious injuries, one suffering a broken back.

WAHPETON, N.D. —  After a year long battle, a judge has found a Wahpeton school bus driver not guilty in a crash that injured 18 children. The 70 year old driver, Michael Skroch was found not guilty of reckless driving after a train hit the bus in December of last year. The incident sent five children aboard the bus to…

Wahpeton girl born with heart defect prepares for open heart surgery

A GoFundMe page is set up to help Madilyn McCambridge's family

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — A baby girl from Wahpeton has been through more in three and a half months than most ever will. When Madilyn McCambridge was born in August, her parents were overjoyed as they welcomed their first girl into the world. “We were so excited, you know, I finally got my baby girl,” says her mom Alicia. As…

Wahpeton Food Pantry Receives Space From Sanford Health After Infestation

The food pantry's plan is to stay in the location through the school year while they look for a space.

WAHPETON, N.D.- Sanford Health donates a temporary building to the Richland-Wilkin Food Pantry after it shuts down due to a mouse infestation. The building was bought by Sanford with the idea to grow and expand, but has been vacant for the last 18 months. Sanford was approached by a member of the board about the situation and decided to step…

Officials track air quality in Wahpeton as Masonite fire continues smoldering

Crews have contained the fire that erupted Friday evening, but say the smoke won't be gone for a while

WAHPETON, N.D. — It’s been a busy couple of days for the crews working to contain a straw bale fire that broke out Friday at Masonite Primeboard. The focus is now on the quality of air for people living nearby, as the smoke continues to blow through. “This is going to last quite a few days when we’re looking at…

Large bale fire contained near Wahpeton

WAHPETON, ND (KFGO) – It took most of the night and into the early morning hours for multiple fire crews to contain a straw bale fire near Wahpeton Friday. The fire started around 7:30 at at the Masonite PrimeBoard plant, Richland County emergency manager Brett Lambrecht says 2 of the 5 lanes of bales, which 2 blocks in size and…