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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.
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.
Mayor is the 9th member elected to a four year term, presiding at
all meetings, retains veto powers and votes only to break ties.
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 &
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 all emergency services dial 911
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.
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 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
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
120 Minnesota Ave.
Breckenridge, MN 56520
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 EMTs.
County Sheriffs Department
Sheriff: Larry Leshovsky
Wilkin County Sheriff's
515 Dacotah Ave., Breckenridge
Sheriff: Tom Matejka
Phone: 218 643-8544
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.
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 collectors 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.
Wilkin County Historical Society
For information contact:
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:
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.
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
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
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.
800 N 6th St., Wahpeton, ND
58076 – 701-671-2298