Wahpeton

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,…

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….