Wahpeton

Explosion at Wahpeton Manufacturing Plant

WAHPETON, N.D. -No one is hurt following an explosion at a manufacturing plant in Wahpeton. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says it happened at Mason Primeboard at around 2:20 Wednesday afternoon. The blast blew a portion of the roof off the building. The company says they will not comment because the incident is still under investigation. The company manufactures…

Dakota Valley Electric Customers Told To Prepare For Extended Outages

Sargent County has pulled all plows so crews will only work as long as they can do safely

MILNOR, ND — Dakota Valley Electric Co-op crews from Milnor, Wahpeton and Hankinson are working on outages and system issues on the east side of its system. Thursday afternoon, the co-op had around 300 customers without power. They say that outages on the west side of the system so far, are few. Sargent County has pulled all plows so crews…

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…

Winter Storm Brings Travel Alert To Southern Red River Valley

Out West A Section of I-94 is Closed from Dickinson To the Montana Border

FARGO, ND — We are in the midst of another winter storm in the Red River Valley. Snow and blowing snow are creating hazardous travel conditions throughout the region. A travel alert is out for southeast North Dakota. Cities included in the alert are Jamestown, Valley City, Ellendale, Fargo, Wahpeton, and surrounding areas. No Travel is advised in the northeast and…

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…

Fire Causes Extensive Damage in Downtown Wahpeton Building

Apartment units and businesses occupy the building

WAHPETON, N.D. — A fire in Wahpeton’s former Citizen’s Bank Building causes extensive damage. It started around 1:30 p.m. in a second story apartment unit on the 500 Block of Dakota Avenue. The building also includes several businesses and the Three Rivers Crisis Center. “We heard the upstairs smoke alarm start beeping. I looked up and I could see smoke rolling…

Fire Damages Former Citizen’s Bank Building in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) – Fire has heavily damaged a building in downtown Wahpeton. Witnesses say heavy smoke was coming from the building when firefighters from Wahpeton and Breckenridge, Minn. responded around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was in the former Citizen’s Bank building in the 500 block of Dakota Avenue.  Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says it appeared that…

No Travel Advisory For South Eastern North Dakota

Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Valley City, Wahpeton, Fargo, Hillsboro, Lisbon and surrounding areas.

FARGO, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for south eastern North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Valley City, Wahpeton, Fargo, Hillsboro, Lisbon and surrounding areas. A No Travel Advisory means…

Tal the Orangutan at the Chahinkapa Zoo Makes Music

Tal is playing his recorder alongside the New York Kammermusiker in a musical performance

WAHPETON, N.D.– Tal the orangutan at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton is making music. Tal is playing his recorder alongside the New York Kammermusiker in a musical performance. The zoo often uses classical music as a form of enrichment. The performance is the zoo’s effort to educate visitors on International Orangutan Day. “We learned the classical music really calms them and…

Victims Names Released In Richland County Explosion

84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion.

WAHPETON, N.D. — Richland County Authorities released the names of the individuals involved in the House explosion over the weekend. 84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion. Cole Defries, 22, and Danielle Faller, 25, both of Wahpeton were injured. Both were treated and released at a local hospital. The explosion remains under investigation. Richland…