Wahpeton

SunOpta Inc. of Wahpeton to Close, 35 Employees Out of Work

The company states that it's because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June

WAHPETON, ND — Natural food snacks maker SunOpta Inc. says it will close its roasting facility in Wahpeton next year, putting about 35 employees out of work. The company states that it’s because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June. SunOpta says it is encouraging its employees…

Three People Arrested in Wahpeton Drug Bust

The drugs have a street value of about $17,000

1/3 Aaron Rodriguez Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Cody Freitag Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Chelsea Jensen Show Caption Hide Caption WAHPETON, ND — Three people are in custody after a drug bust in Wahpeton. Aaron Rodriquez, 30, of Detroit Lakes, 28-year-old Cody Freitag of Dalton and 26-year-old Chelsea Jensen of Elbow Lake are facing multiple drug charges after authorities…

Crews Battle Fire At SunOpta In Breckenridge

Winds Have Gusted More Than 50 Miles Per Hour In The Area

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Multiple fire crews are fighting a fire at SunOpta in Breckenridge. Crews from Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and Dwight have all been called in to help battle the blaze in very windy conditions. SunOpta specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products. It is the third fire in the southern valley in less than…

Mountain Lion Seen Wandering Around Wahpeton Area

Tyler Birchem says his dog started chasing something ahead of them on a township road several miles northwest of Wahpeton

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption WAHPETON, ND — A man out running his hunting dog the other morning was stopped dead in his tracks. Tyler Birchem says his dog started chasing something ahead of them on a township road several miles northwest of Wahpeton. It turned out to be a mountain lion. Birchem says he…

Wahpeton Man Sentenced in Breckenridge Shooting

A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun

  BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Wahpeton man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting a man last December. A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun. He was found not guilty of attempted murder. Allard shot Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument in Breckenridge. Allard left the scene…

Firefighters Respond to Cargill Plant Near Wahpeton

The plant remains in operation

DWIGHT, ND — Dwight firefighters spent much of the morning on the scene of a dryer system fire at the Cargill corn milling plant north of Wahpeton. Fire crews worked to keep the flames from spreading into the duct system. The plant remains in operation. Firefighters were called out to the plant shortly after 8 a.m. Categories: Business, Local News,…

New Wahpeton Restaurant Opening In Old City Hall

Brew City Hall is opening in the historic building in early December

WAHPETON, N.D. — A new restaurant will be opening in the old building that used to be Wahpeton’s old city hall. The project will save an historic building while providing the city with a new restaurant and events center. City Brew Hall is weeks away from its grand opening in Wahpeton. The restaurant will be built inside the old city…

Newly-Renovated NDSCS Campus Safer and More Attractive for Prospective Students

The campus in Wahpeton recently completed a two-year, $13.3 million dollar renovation

WAHPETON, N.D. — The North Dakota State College of Science recently completed a renovation project on its Wahpeton campus. The $13 million project took two years to complete and replaced five miles of pipes and sewers. The project also repaired and replaced several campus streets and pedestrian walkways. College officials say the project will go a long way to make…

City of Wahpeton Votes in New Mayor

He will fill out the rest of Hansey's term which expires in June

WAHPETON, ND — Wahpeton officially has a new mayor. The city council voted eight to zero on Monday to appoint Ward 1 City Councilman Steve Dale as mayor. Dale had been handling the duties since Mayor Meryl Hansey resigned in late summer in the midst of a battle with cancer. He will fill out the rest of Hansey’s term which…

MN Prep Football Roundup: Weah, Spuds Down Willmar

No. 7 Moorhead improves to 4-1 on the season.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The seventh ranked Moorhead Spuds returned home to host Willmar for homecoming. The Spuds downed the Cardinals 36-20. Other High school football scores: Wahpeton 48, Devils Lake 46 Final-6 Overtimes. Shanley 17, St. Mary’s 14 Final. DGF 49, Park Rapids 6 Final. Fergus Falls 35, Perham 20 Final. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…