Wahpeton, NDDaily News

Humane Society holding Saturday fundraiser in Wahpeton

CeCe the cat has attitude and a big personality. She is also looking for a home. A long-time member of the Humane Society of Richland-Wilkin Counties’ shelter, CeCe is one of several pets-to-be seeking her humans. The Humane Society will have a second round of fundraising from 10 a.m.-2 p.m....
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Cass County, NDkvrr.com

Dog Dies In House Fire North Of Oxbow

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – A dog dies in an early morning fire two miles north of Oxbow, North Dakota. The Cass County Sheriff’s Offices tells KVRR Local News the fire broke out in a home along County Road 81. They got the call around 2:45 Thursday morning. The fire started...
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Wahpeton, NDDaily News

Best wishes, Kristine

Her address reads Cayuga and her employment is Tewaukon, NWR. But, Kristine Askerooth is no stranger to Wahpeton and the Chahinkapa Zoo! I met Kristine nearly 25 years ago when partnering on a wildlife project with the USFWS. I knew right away she is indeed an asset to the conservation world.
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Breckenridge, MNDaily News

Coming Soon: Breckenridge Dog Park opening June 9

The Breckenridge Dog Park will have its grand opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9. The public is invited and so are their dogs. The Breckenridge, Minnesota, Active Living Committee voted unanimously to build a dog park by the Family Community Center on Oct. 14, 2020. The idea for a dog park is over five years in the making, Lori Gefre, city billing clerk and committee member, previously said. Area doctors Lucy and Vartan Malkasian donated $30,000 to the project and donations totaled over $35,000. Gefre unveiled the park’s signage at the April 15 meeting, which includes the name and rules of the park. The park would be closed from 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m. each day. A new blue wave eight-bike rack donated by PartnerSHIP 4 Health will also be unveiled at the June 9 morning celebration.
Breckenridge, MNDaily News

Send us your photos!

Jason Ovsak, Breckenridge, Minnesota, son of Steve Ovsak and Mizraim Matunhay, caught a 16-inch, 2.25-pound crappie in the Red River Valley Saturday, May 8 using a minnow and bobber.
Richland County, NDDaily News

Duck crossing

Gertie Bollinger, Wahpeton, shared this photo of ducks crossing the street near the Richland County Courthouse Thursday, May 6. The mother and her chicks were headed eastbound. 'I figured they were going to St. John's Church,' Bollinger said.
Wahpeton, NDDaily News

All About Me

This week’s All About Me features Rocco Waxweiler. Rocco is in Mrs. Remily’s first grade class at Wahpeton Elementary. Here are some fun facts about Rocco. Rocco likes the color orange.He likes to eat pizza. His favorite show is ‘Slugterra.’ Rocco’s family includes mom, dad, two older sisters and one younger sister. When he grows up, Rocco wants to be a police officer. He has one dog.
Wahpeton, NDkvrr.com

LIVE: Chahinkapa Zoo Planning For New Animals

Some wild new friends could be coming to the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton. The zoo opens for the season April 24th. Zoo Director Kathy Diekman says an event over the weekend drew over 500 more people than they anticipated. They’re planning for some big new additions. The zoo could get...
Breckenridge, MNDaily News

Active Living Committee continues planning for dog park

The Breckenridge Active Living Committee discussed the progress of the dog park project at their Wednesday, March 10 meeting. There has been $35,348 raised for the city dog park project as of Wednesday. Now, the committee is moving forward with designing the park and establishing signage. The total cost of...
Wahpeton, NDDaily News

Sportsmen’s Club, Tewaukon Refuge team up for wood ducks

The Red River Area Sportsmen’s Club had an opportunity to not only assist a local nature site but continue its mission of enhancing habitats. Club President Greg Gerou and Patrick Fitzmorris, the new manager of the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Cayuga, North Dakota, recently shared a conversation. Fitzmorris’ goals for Tewaukon include increasing the refuge’s wood duck population.
Wolverton, MNDaily News

Wolverton boy alerts neighbors of fire, saves their dog

When 10-year-old AJ Lindblad looked out his dining room window on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 11, he saw his neighbor’s shed ablaze. He and two of his sisters were home alone while their parents, David and Amy Lindblad, were running errands in Fargo, North Dakota. The Wolverton, Minnesota, youth...
Richland County, NDDaily News

Alpaca aficionado of the Red River Valley

“That’s Tony. Tony gets his name from Tony Stark ‘Iron Man.’ He’s got the red body with a white mask and it kind of looked like Iron man from the comic,” farmer and business owner Jessie Monson said. She was motioning to a fluffy creature munching on alfalfa. Surrounding her...
Breckenridge, MNDaily News

Send us your winter photos!

'This fox-tail squirrel stopped for a drink after munching on some seeds from one of our bird feeders,' writes Bruce Fingerson of Breckenridge, Minnesota. 'The heated bird bath has remained unfrozen and attracts birds, rabbits, and squirrels, even in the -20s.' Send your photos to editor@wahpetondailynews.com for a chance to appear in print.
Breckenridge, MNDaily News

'Habitat of the Heart'

If you have recently viewed filmmaker and diver Craig Foster’s 2020 documentary, “My Octopus Teacher," you have observed the life-changing, deep connection between a human being and an animal. Co-founder of the Children and Nature Network, author of Last Call in the Woods and Our Wild Calling, and winner of...
Wahpeton, NDDaily News

All About Me

This week's "All About Me" feature is Sarai Midell. Sarai is in Mrs. Remily's First Grade class at Wahpeton Elementary. Here are some fun facts about Sarai. Sarai likes the color white. Her favorite food is pizza. She likes to watch the “IT” movie. Sarai's family includes mom, dad, and one younger brother. When she grows up, Sarai wants to be a nurse. She currently has no pets.
Breckenridge, MNvalleynewslive.com

Breckenridge Police warn of mountain lion sighting in town

BRECKENRIDGE, MINN. (Valley News Live) - Police in the Southern Valley are warning people to keep a watch out for young children and their pets after a mountain lion was spotted in one community. Breckenridge Police say they took a report of a mountain lion sighting in the morning hours...
Wahpeton, NDDaily News

E.J., newborn alpaca, already a world traveler

Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton, likes to say that visitors can travel the world without a passport. So can the animals, including an infant alpaca. Eragon Jr., “E.J.,” born Wednesday, Jan. 6, spent his first few days with mom Zenia (pronounced “Zena”) and brother Arthur in the zoo’s African exhibit. The family of three had neighbors including white rhinos and zebras.
Wahpeton, NDDaily News

Wahpeton mulling over possible urban deer hunt

Will Wahpeton have an urban deer hunt? City leaders have until April 1, 2021 to present a decision to North Dakota Game and Fish. Public comment has been received, and more is welcome, but research is also going on. Councilwoman Tiana Bohn, giving an update on the discussions at a recent council meeting, said Parks and Recreation Director Wayne Beyer has been looking into the possible event.
Hankinson, NDDaily News

World champion

A halter horse world champion resides in Hankinson. His name is Laurence Hiatt and he has over 30 world championship titles. On Nov. 5, Hiatt added another title to his name and won the World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The winning horse was Power House Dreams, owned by Raul Yanez of Chihuahua, Mexico. Power House Dreams was the first horse born in Mexico to win the halter horse world championship.