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House In Rural Fairmount, North Dakota Destroyed By Fire

no one was home at the time of the fire and there are no injuries

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A rural Fairmount, North Dakota house is destroyed by fire. Numerous crews responded after getting the call around 8 Sunday morning to 9725 179th Avenue Southeast. Richland County Sheriff’s Office officials say no one was home at the time of the fire and there are no injuries. The fire spread to a nearby outbuilding and was…

Three Junked Vehicles Found on Fire Near Wahpeton

The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger's Body and Glass on Saturday night

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three junked vehicles that went up in flames over the weekend. The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger’s Body and Glass west of Wahpeton on Saturday night. The crew found three cars on fire but was able to put out the fire within minutes. No one was injured. All…

Fargo Man In Custody for His Role in Armed Robbery at Riddle’s Jewelry

25-year-old Victor Velazquez is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Around 9:30 Friday morning, the Fargo Police Department was notified of a robbery where a man came into Riddle’s Jewelry with a handgun, and forced employees to fill garbage bags with jewelry. “From what we understand, one of those employees possibly had their hands ziptied, and other employees were forced at gunpoint to take the bags of jewelry…

Woman Pinned Under Vehicle Tire Near Wyndmere

The woman was taken by Sanford Air Med to Fargo

WYNDMERE, N.D. — One woman is recovering after being pinned under a vehicle tire. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office responded shortly after 1:00 pm. Fifty-three-year-old Tammy Goerger was taken by Sanford Air Med to Fargo. It happened near 15919 81st Street Southeast, Wyndmere. The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Wyndmere Ambulance and Fire and Barney First Responders also showed up to…

Charges Filed In Richland 44 Sexual Assault Investigation, Board President Issues Statement

The charges include felonious restraint, felony terrorizing, and misdemeanor sexual assault and hazing.

WAHPETON, ND –¬†Five juveniles are accused of 13 counts of hazing and 11 counts of sexual assault at the Richland 44 School in Colfax. The suspects and numerous male victims in various grades are all juveniles so no names have been released. The alleged offenses happened in the boy’s locker room. The five males have been referred to juvenile court…