Wahpeton City Information
Wahpeton, like other settlements on North Dakota's eastern border, shares close links with its neighbor across the state line in Minnesota - in this case, the town of Breckenridge.
Wahpeton has gone through a couple of changes of name since it was originally founded in 1869. Originally titled Richville and then Chahinkpapa, it chose the present name in 1874. Wahpeton comes from a Sioux phrase which means "dweller among the leaves", signifying the town's place at the edge of the eastern forest and the start of the plains.
It became a city in 1884 and is the county seat. It is the focus of business for the surrounding farms and agricultural communities, but also has an important role as a manufacturing center.
County : Richland
Zip codes : 58075
Elevation : 962 ft
Nickname : None
Official site for Wahpeton with city history, administration and departments, frequently-asked questions and jobs.
City of Wahpeton
Dakota State College of Science
The college was founded in 1903. The site includes general information about the college and campus, details for students and staff, enrollment information and current news.
North Dakota State College of Science
Provides details about the Wahpeton public school system, calendar, staff, and schools.
Wahpeton Public Schools
The online version of Wahpeton's local newspaper.
Five Day Forecast from the NOAA
Features Wahpeton's commercial sector with major local companies, the Chamber
of Commerce, real estate, jobs and economic incentives.
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The best ways to get to Wahpeton, where to stay, and what to do
once you are there.
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