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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.

Find out more about Wahpeton at the websites below, or jump to specific information on jobs, housing, demographics, daycare, schools, training, and things to do in the area.
City of Wahpeton - Information about city government and services

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



The Wahpeton area offers jobs in manufacturing fields as well as a variety of career options in education, health care and more. These resources can help you find openings in your field: 
Job Service ND - The official employment service for the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND - Wahpeton - Contact information for the Wahpeton office
Job Service ND – Job Fairs - Upcoming job fairs all across the state

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See the Housing section for resources for finding housing that meets your needs in the Wahpeton area.

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Demographic data for Wahpeton is available from Additional data is also available at the North Dakota Census Office.

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Child Care Aware® of North Dakota can help you find licensed daycare providers in communities all across the state. Use the online form at their website to provide information and they’ll help you find the right daycare that meets your family’s needs.

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota
Or you can call 800-997-8515 for more information.

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Wahpeton has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Detailed information on each school is available at the Wahpeton Public School District website. Wahpeton also has two private schools serving grades kindergarten through seventh and kindergarten through ninth.
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The North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton is an excellent choice for students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Graduates with degrees in these fast-growing fields are in high demand throughout North Dakota.

See our Training section for more information, resources and links to training opportunities all across the state.

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Things To Do

The southeastern region of North Dakota offers a great balance of easy access to shopping and city amenities and outdoor recreation, with parks, rivers and wide-open spaces for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and enjoying the active life all year round.

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

Wahpeton Welcome - Information on businesses, entertainment and things to do

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