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1. Borderline Chalkfest: Wahpeton native and artist Shawn McCann is bringing a new street chalk art festival to the Twin Towns this weekend. More than 20 artists will be here to create original pieces on the street. Come out and check out the temporary public art.

1. This Day in History: Find out why Vanessa Williams gave up her Miss America title on this day in 1984. Read more about it on A4

When I get coffee each morning from one of several retailers I regularly patronize, I don’t expect it for free. I pay for it. It’s worth it. That blast of caffeine and sugary flavors wakes me up and gets me ready for the day. I experience friendly service from people who greet me by name and…

The 14U Riptide, which is made up of Twin Town athletes and a pair of Tintah, Minnesota, players, entered the North Dakota State Softball Tournament with only three games under their belts on the year. Anybody watching them wouldn’t have a clue how few games they played as the Riptide advanc…

It was the final game at John Randall Field for eight seniors on Wahpeton’s Post 20 roster. After digging themselves into a hole against Casselton, North Dakota, Wahp went out on a high note by edging a 7-6 victory on Tuesday, July 16. Along with giving the veterans a proper sendoff, the win…

When I was in high school, I was always intrigued by the Breckenridge-Wahpeton Blades hockey team. I played basketball in the winter and had teammates that I thought of as brothers, but a hockey family always seemed to take it to another level. That closeness from players who were best frien…

Jay Meindl, Breckenridge, Minnesota, and Kristen Meindl, Breckenridge, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Caryn Ann Meindl to Noah Alexander Brenden, son of Lynn Brenden, Rothsay, Minnesota, and the late Kelly Brenden.

We asked for your summer fun photos last week, and we received these from Mother Madonna, of a frisbee game at the Carmel of Mary’s monastery cloister garden, taken Friday, July 12.

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