Richland County

Cities begin to clean up and rebuild after storm

Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge .

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR)- Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge. A 20 minute storm has life changing effects. “We obviously heard the sirens and I’d say about 10 to 15 minutes after the sirens we didn’t think much of it never really happened here and all of a sudden I’m standing next…

West Fargo man struck by skid steer loader near Mooreton

MOORETON, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – A 38-year-old West Fargo man was struck and injured by a skid steer loader on a job site in rural Mooreton Wednesday afternoon. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the call. The man, a Morton Builders employee, became distracted while he was guiding a loader which was maneuvering…

Arson charge filed against Fairmount man involved in Thursday standoff

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Fairmount, N.D. man involved in a lengthy standoff with law enforcement Thursday has been charged with arson. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Adam Prochnow carried a backpack into the Richland County Law Enforcement Center in Wahpeton on Tuesday and started the fire. Court documents say Prochnow opened up the backpack, removed a “cylindrical container,” placed it on…

Rural Wyndmere family escapes house fire

WYNDMERE, N.D (KVRR-KFGO) – Fire destroyed a home in Richland County early Thursday. County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht says the fire was reported shortly before 4:00 a.m. at the residence located 5 miles southeast of Wyndmere. Two adults and three children were able to escape without injury. Lambrecht says the home is a total loss.   The fire chief says…

Richland County Sheriff announces retirement

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) – After 42 years in law enforcement, Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says he will not run for another term. Leshovsky announced Monday that he will retire at the end of his current term in December. “I am privileged to have been able to serve this long and very honored that the citizens of Richland County placed…

Man hospitalized after farm accident in Richland County

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – A man was injured in a farming accident in Richland County.The Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a grain bin site near Fairmount. A man was working under a grain auger when a cable snapped on the auger, causing the auger to drop and strike the worker’s head. He was…

Drivers Injured After Crash Pushes Car Into Tractor Plowing A Field

The crash happened four miles north of Hankinson a little before 4:30 Monday afternoon

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) — Two people are injured, including one with serious injuries, after a T-bone crash that pushed one car into a tractor plowing a field. The crash happened four miles north of Hankinson a little before 4:30 Monday afternoon. 48-year-old Robert Albrecht of Mantador was driving a Honda Odyssey when he hit the rear driver-side tire of…

High Risk Sex Offender Has New Home in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A high risk sex offender has a new address in Fargo. Police tell us 41-year-old Cory Harmon is living at 1122 2nd Avenue South #6. He was convicted in 2011 in Richland County for luring a minor by computer and possession of child porn. Harmon has to register as a sex offender for life. Categories: Local…

North Dakota Water Commission: Approves eligibility date for drought assistance funding to farmers and ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – The North Dakota Water Commission has voted to set April 8, 2021, as the start date for eligible labor and material expenses that can be reimbursed through the state’s Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program. In addition, the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows the expansion of Extreme Drought conditions into Richland County, making livestock producers…