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Wahpeton, located in the state’s southeastern corner, is an industrial region home to numerous manufacturing plants and value-added agricultural plants. Across the Red River to the east lies Breckenridge, Minnesota.

With surrounding wide-open spaces for outdoor recreation, and the major shopping hub of Fargo less than 50 miles away, Wahpeton offers a balance of a hometown atmosphere close to the best of both country life and city life.

Things to do

Wahpeton Convention and Visitors Bureau - Things to see and do in the Wahpeton area
Wahpeton Parks and Rec - Parks, recreational facilities and programs


North Dakota continues to have record low unemployment rates, consistently the lowest in the nation. With a labor force of 413,804 and participation rate of 69.5%, there is constantly a search for qualified talent in careers and jobs in all industries. With thousands of positions open across the state, there’s something out there for all job seekers.
Job Service ND - The official employment service for the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND - Wahpeton - Contact information for the Wahpeton office

Largest employers in the area: Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, ND State College of Science, CDI Services, Inc, Wahpeton Public School District, Red River Human Services Foundation, Prime Wood, Wal-Mart, WCCO Belting



Additional City Resources

City of Wahpeton - Information about city government and services

Wahpeton-Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce - Business directory
Wahpeton Daily News - News for the Wahpeton area