Richland County

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…

Semi Driver And Passenger Rescued After Going Around Flood Barricade

It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt

RICHLAND CO., ND — The driver of a semi was cited after he ended up in floodwaters in Richland County. The driver and a passenger were rescued by boat. It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt. Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says the driver went around a barricade and got stuck. He says the water level of the Wild Rice River…

Plane Crash Near Wyndmere, ND

Two people aboard a small plane that went down near Wyndmere, North Dakota are believed to be okay. 

WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a small plane has gone down in a field in Richland County. Sgt. Wade Kadrmas says the two occupants were taken to a Fargo hospital for evaluation, but appeared to be OK. The plane went down in a field near Wyndmere Thursday morning. Kadrmas says the plane belongs to the…

Garage And Two Vehicles Lost In Fire Near Dwight, North Dakota

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no injuries

DWIGHT, ND — Two vehicles and a garage were destroyed in a fire this morning in Richland County. The sheriff’s office says just before 7 a.m., the Dwight Fire Department responded to the fire west of the town. The garage and the two vehicles inside are considered a total loss. No one was in the building at the time of the…

Early Morning Fire Results in Heavy Smoke Damage to Lidgerwood Market

Firefighters say the building is a complete loss due to the smoke damage

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — Around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters from Lidgerwood and Hankinson converged on the Lidgerwood Market after reports of smoke in the building. Fighting through layers of false ceilings and compartments, firefighters found the fire stopped itself before it could spread further. “It just starved itself from oxygen. It didn’t have enough to really get itself going, which I don’t…

Dog Dies in Abercrombie House Fire

ABERCROMBIE, N.D. – Officials are investigating a house fire in Abercrombie claiming the life of  a dog. It happened around 2:30 PM Wednesday on the 400 block of 1st Street North. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says the owner wasn’t at home when the fire started. Authorities believe the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause is unknown. No…