Richland County

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…

Barney, ND – Town of the Week 12-10-19

This little town of 50 got over 1,000 votes to win Town of the Week.  They have a brand new bar that has just opened up in the last few weeks. They also have one the more interesting characters we have run across in Town of the Week. Congratulations Barney!! Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: Barney, Richland County, TOWN…

Man Has Serious Injuries After Camper Explodes In Richland County

He was first taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge and then flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A camper explosion in Richland County sends one man to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries. It happened north of Wahpeton and near Dwight around 6:30 p.m. A man was inside the camper when it exploded. He was first taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge and then flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The…

Richland County Grain Bins Opened, Releasing 150,000 Bushels of Corn

Meyer estimates he will lose about 6,000 bushels of the corn.

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (KFGO) – A vandal or vandals have hit a Richland County farm. The farmer, Mark Meyer says the damage is costly and a big mess. Mark Meyer says somebody opened the side taps of two-grain bins sometime Sunday night and released about 150,000 bushels of dried corn onto the ground at the farm located 6 miles west of…

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…