Richland County

Nearly a Dozen People Homeless in Hankinson Apartment Fire

The Red Cross is assisting those needing housing.

HANKINSON, N.D. (KFGO) – 11 people are homeless after fire gutted their apartments in Hankinson. Fire departments from 8 communities responded to the fire shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the apartments above Posts Hardware on Main Avenue. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht says there is extensive damage to the second floor on the back end where the…

Man Found Dead in Ditch Near Wyndmere Identified

Sheriff's Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says the situation is still under investigation.

UPDATE – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has identified a dead man found in a ditch as 72-year-old Patrick Fields of Wyndmere. Initial autopsy reports show his death was “probably not caused by the UTV crash.” It does show Fields had “numerous medical issues.”   NEAR WYNDMERE, N.D.  – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dead man…

Dead Body Found Next To UTV In Richland COunty

The man's name hasn't been released

RICHLAND CO., ND — The Richland County sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch near Wyndmere in southeastern North Dakota. Authorities got the call around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says responders found the man’s body next to a UTV off-road vehicle. The man’s name hasn’t been released. His body…

Crop Dusting Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

The left wing of the aircraft clipped the telephone pole, also damaging the plane.

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a crop dusting pilot made an emergency landing in Richland County and damaged a telephone pole. The patrol says the FAA is investigating the incident which happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot, identified as Danny Thompson, of Wyndmere, was not hurt when he put the plane down about 8…

Wyndmere Family Loses House to Fire

The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere

WYNDMERE, N.D. — A Richland County family lost their home to fire. The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere. No one was hurt. The home is owned by Jane and Jerry Olerud. The fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the Oleruds. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: Fire, investigation, Red…

Attorney For Sadeks Says They Plan To Appeal Judge’s Ruling

Parents of Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant

WAHPETON, ND — The attorney for the parents of a Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant plans to appeal a judge’s dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Tim O’Keeffe says Tammy and John Sadek are disappointed with the ruling and a bit surprised by it. The Sadeks sued the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, one of its…

“Justice for Andrew Sadek”: Judge Dismisses Civil Lawsuit

Andrew Sadek attended college in Wahpeton and was made a confidential informant for a drug task force

WAHPETON, ND — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Richland County and Deputy Jason Weber has been dismissed by a judge. John and Tammy Sadek filed the suit after their son was found dead of a gunshot wound and his body was pulled from the Red River. 20-year-old Andrew Sadek attended college in Wahpeton and was made a confidential informant for…

Mooreton, ND Farm Building Destroyed By Fire

Eight fire departments along with Richland County deputies and the state patrol were at the scene north of Hwy. 13.

MOORETON, ND (KFGO) – A large farm shop west of Mooreton has been destroyed by fire. Eight fire departments along with Richland County deputies and the state patrol were at the scene north of Hwy. 13. County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says a fire that was first reported and put out Monday afternoon rekindled Tues. morning. Lambrecht says a tractor,…

Flow of Water Through White Rock Dam To Be Reduced

Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount's water wells.

FAIRMOUNT, ND (KFGO) – The mayor of Fairmount is feeling better after the Corps of Engineers decided to reduce the flow of water going through White Rock Dam in northeast South Dakota.  Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount’s water wells. “They were opening up the White Rock Dam when the…