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Wahpeton Breckenridge Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wahpeton Breckenridge Area Chamber of Commerce is the local marketing and business promotion agent dedicated to creating a climate in which business can succeed, by advocating positions that consistently improve the economic well-being and quality of life. Goals are achieved through teamwork with other community groups and through the Chamber's program of work.
701-642-8744 or
City of Wahpeton
Wahpeton is governed under North Dakota's "Modern Council" laws. The City is divided into 4 Wards. One Council Member from each ward and four Council Members "At Large" are elected for 4-year staggered terms. The City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
The Mayor is the 9th member elected to a four year term, presiding at all meetings, retains veto powers and votes only to break ties.
For information contact:
City of Wahpeton Offices
City of Breckenridge
Breckenridge is governed by a strong mayor-council type of government.  The seven member council meets the first and third Monday of each month.
Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department
The Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of activities year round including
baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, track and field, wrestling, gymnastics, and hockey. 

Their office is located at 304 5th St. S, Wahpeton

Breckenridge Public Schools Youth Programs
The Breckenridge Public School system offers numerous activities year-round. Choose from crafts for kids, chess club, fishing, beginning guitar, canoeing the Ottertail River, T-Ball, Softball, track and field, baseball, tennis, speed and strength, volleyball, basketball camp, wrestling camp, open gym and more! There is a minimal fee for each class.
For information contact:
218 643-6681 Ext. 4011
Community Education:218 643-6822
For all emergency services dial 911
Wahpeton Police
The Wahpeton Police Department serves the community 24 hours a day.  They are involved in a variety of community endeavors and welcomes questions, concerns, and suggestions on any issues that affect livability within the City of Wahpeton.  Chief Scott Thorsteinson and 12 officers serve the community.
Offices are located at 413 3rd Ave. N.
Phone: 701-642-7722
Breckenridge Police
The Breckenridge Police Department consists of four full-time dispatchers, a chief, a sergeant, four patrol officers and one detective. Chief of Police Nate Harder and Offices are located at 515 Dacotah Ave. in Breckenridge, MN.
Phone: 218 643-5506
Wahpeton Fire Department
Wahpeton Fire Department is a volunteer department with 45 members. The department is pager controlled. The members respond to 3 different stations in the city and man 8 pieces of apparatus.  The Fire Chief is Dale Rubish
204 South 5th Street
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Phone: 701-642-7780
Breckenridge Fire Department
Volunteer fire department personnel are capable of handling extractions from vehicles by use of the �jaws of life� equipment. Emergency response teams are trained as First Responders. The Fire Chief is Paul Sorum.
1310 Minnesota Ave
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Phone: 218 643-2013
Ambulance Service, Inc.
120 Minnesota Ave.
Breckenridge, MN  56520
Phone:  218-643-2636
Service is provided to the Breckenridge community and surrounding area by a locally owned and operated ambulance service, on call 24 hours a day. Emergency response teams are trained as First Responders and EMT’s.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department 
Sheriff: Larry Leshovsky
Phone:  701-642-7711
Wilkin County Sheriff's Department
515 Dacotah Ave., Breckenridge
Sheriff:  Tom Matejka
Phone: 218 643-8544
NDSCS Campus Police
The North Dakota State College of Science Campus Police Department (CPD) covers calls on the NDSCS Campus Monday – Friday and can be reached by calling 701-671-2233.

St. Catherine's Living
Center 24 Hour Hospitality Line

(Emergency Nursing Home Placement or Emergency Respite Services


Richland County Historical Society

The Richland County Historical Society preserves and perpetuates the history of Richland County with artifacts the pioneers used in building this area. The museum wishes to ensure the accessibility and preservation of historical records and encourage public awareness of the value of common things used today and in the past.  Come see their collection of beautiful Rosemeade Pottery.  These collector’s pieces were made locally at Wahpeton Pottery.  The museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  They are closed during the winter.
For information contact:
Museum 701-642-3075
Wilkin County Historical Society
The Wilkin County Historical Society collects and preserves materials that will help to define or illustrate the History of Wilkin County.  The Museum tries to instill a pride for one's community in every citizen, especially in our youth, by various means of publications, newspapers, documents, pictures, biographies, histories and artifacts.  The museum is open on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:00 pm.  The museum is closed during the winter months.  Admission is free.  Donations accepted.
For information contact:
Museum 218-643-1303

Leach Public Library
The Leach Public Library has been providing library services since April 8, 1924 and in 1999 we celebrated the 75th year in this building. It has basically remained unchanged and is in the Register Of Historic Buildings.
The Library is handicapped accessible to all three levels by using the west entrance where the lift is located.  The Library is free to all residents of Richland County and all Lake Agassiz Regional Library patrons.  Anyone not living within our service area may obtain a library card for $10 for two years.  Some form of identification is required before a library card is issued.
The Leach Public Library has a wide variety of services it provides free of charge to the public including internet service and lending materials. Genealogy:  They have on microfilm the local newspaper back to the 1860's that may be viewed on the microfilm reader available in the library.  They also have several of the Richland County Township Histories.  Also available is a new database called "Ancestry" that has excellent search abilities.  The Leach Public Library is located at 417 2nd Avenue North, Wahpeton, ND 58075.


Breckenridge Public Library
The Breckenridge Public Library is a branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library.  It is located at 205 North 7th Street in Breckenridge.  Visit them online at or email

For more information call:

NDSCS Mildred Johnson Library
Dedicated in 1970, the Mildred Johnson Library is centrally located north of Old Main. Students, faculty, and persons from the surrounding community have access to a building designed with an open atmosphere, yet still providing numerous individual study carrels and group study rooms. Individual stations are available for viewing and listening to various non-print materials from the library’s collections.
The approximately 70,000 book collection and the periodicals collection of almost 950 titles form a unique core collection of technical, business, and services-oriented materials. Audiovisual titles, mostly instructional in nature, number approximately 3,000. All daily North Dakota newspapers and a majority of the weekly ones are available in the main reading area. The library maintains a collection of United States telephone directories on line.
Access to the library’s collections is through ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network), a computerized database listing holdings of all North Dakota college and university libraries as well as two of the larger public libraries. ODIN also accesses similar databases in Minnesota and South Dakota.
Located at
800 N 6th St., Wahpeton, ND  58076 – 701-671-2298