Richland County

Driver Dies After Crashing Into Farm Equipment

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says shortly after sunset, around 7:05 p.m., the car was southbound on Richland County Road 1 when it met a northbound tractor towing a disc plow and coil packer.

Hankinson, N.D. (KFGO) – A 59-year-old Hankinson man was killed when the car he was driving collided with farm equipment just north of Hankinson Tuesday night. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says shortly after sunset, around 7:05 p.m., the car was southbound on Richland County Road 1 when it met a northbound tractor towing a disc plow and coil packer….

Andrew Sadek Wrongful Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

The NDSCS student was found dead while working as an undercover drug informant

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A wrongful death lawsuit is set to go to trial in July in Jamestown. Tammy and John Sadek in June 2016 sued the Richland County sheriff’s department, a deputy and the county over the 2014 death of their 20-year-old son Andrew. The NDSCS student was found dead while working as an undercover drug informant. In 2014,…

MN Releases Environmental Impact Statement On F-M Flood Diversion Project

The new plan is meant to reduce impacts in Richland County in North Dakota and Wilkin County in Minnesota that, in the original plan, were in the heart of a staging area to hold excess water in times of serious flooding.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Minnesota officials have released a draft environmental impact statement on the revised Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project and say they will decide on a permit application sometime this winter. The new plan is meant to reduce impacts in Richland County in North Dakota and Wilkin County in Minnesota that, in the original plan, were in the heart…

Young Man Killed In Crash Near Galchutt On Monday Is Identified

Charges are pending as the investigation into the crash continues

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — The highway patrol has released the identity of the young man killed in a crash near Galchutt on Monday. He is 22-year-old Isaac Englestad of Mooreton. The patrol says a pickup driven by 49-year-old Stephen Hutcherson of Walcott turned in front of Englestad’s car on County Road 1 around 6:40 in the morning. Englestad was thrown…

Man Faces Possible Charges After Fatal Crash Near Galchutt

49-year-old Stephen Hutcherson is accused of turning in front of a vehicle

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — Charges are pending against a Walcott man after a fatal crash in Richland County. 49-year-old Stephen Hutcherson is accused of turning in front of a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old man from Mooreton. The highway patrol says the 22-year-old was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. His name has not yet been released….

Fatal Crash In Richland County

The state patrol is handling the investigation and will release more information later today.

MOORETON, N.D. (KFGO) – A fatal crash in Richland County. Chief Deputy Gary Ruhl says the head-on collision happened around 6:30 this (Monday) morning, on County Road 1, north of Mooreton. One person was killed in the crash that a involved a car and a pickup. The state patrol is handling the investigation and will release more information later today. Categories:…

Referrals Made To Juvenile Court In School Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Others close to the case tell KFGO radio that some of the five juveniles initially named as suspects were not referred.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption COLFAX, ND — On the eve of a special board meeting to discuss Richland 44 Superintendent Tim Godfrey’s contract, some teens have been referred to juvenile court for sexual misconduct. Richland County State’s Attorney Megan Kummer says since minors are involved, she can’t disclose how many juveniles were referred. Others close to the case told KFGO…

Fire Destroys Barn On Turkey Farm in Richland County

Lelm Turkey Farm in Walcott is home to 30,000 turkeys

WALCOTT, N.D. — Fire departments from Walcott, Colfax, and Christine, North Dakota were at the scene of a fire at a turkey farm. The fire, at the Lelm Turkey farm east of Walcott, put thousands of turkeys in danger and destroyed one of the barns. “The building was a complete loss,” Festus Mickelson, the Chief at the Colfax Fire Department said. This…

Five Students at Richland 44 Junior-Senior High School Referred to Juvenile Court

Students were charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of hazing for incidents in boy's locker room

COLFAX, N.D. — The Richland County Sheriff says five juveniles have been referred to juvenile court and are accused of 13 counts of hazing and 11 counts of sexual assault at the Richland 44 Junior/Senior High School in Colfax. School Board President Lisa Amundson says none of the students are currently attending class or any extracurricular activities. The suspects and numerous…

Richland County Authorities Investigating Possible School Harassment in Colfax

Law enforcement was called in to determine if a crime was committed

COLFAX, N.D. — Authorities have stepped in to investigate a case of harassment, bullying or hazing at the high school in Colfax, North Dakota. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is following up with a report filed at Richland 44 High School. Superintendent Tim Godfrey says he was notified late last week of the problem. Law enforcement was called in to…