Richland County

Breckenridge Man Hurt in Alleged DUI Crash

Vergal was treated at the hospital in Breckenridge for minor injuries before being booked into jail

  RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — A Breckenridge man was hurt and arrested for DUI after crashing his pickup on a road north of Fairmount shortly before 3 a.m. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year old Mark Vergal lost control of his pickup on a rural road, slid into a ditch, hit an embankment and rolled, coming to rest on…

Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself with 9mm Handgun in Richland County

The accidental shooting happened at a residence in Hankinson

  HANKINSON, ND — A woman is being treated after accidentally shooting herself in the leg. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office was called to St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge after Sara Kiner arrived last night. The 28-year-old told authorities that she was handling a 9mm handgun when it went off and struck her in the leg. The accidental shooting happened…

Barn Destroyed By Fire In Richland County

Deputy Aaron Grenz says crews were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 17005 Highway 13 in rural Mooreton.

Mooreton, N.D. (KFGO) – A barn was destroyed by fire in Richland County, North Dakota early Wednesday morning. Deputy Aaron Grenz says crews were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 17005 Highway 13 in rural Mooreton. Mooreton, Dwight, Great Bend and Barney fire crews responded but the barn was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Categories: Agriculture,…

Three People Arrested in Wahpeton Drug Bust

The drugs have a street value of about $17,000

1/3 Aaron Rodriguez Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Cody Freitag Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Chelsea Jensen Show Caption Hide Caption WAHPETON, ND — Three people are in custody after a drug bust in Wahpeton. Aaron Rodriquez, 30, of Detroit Lakes, 28-year-old Cody Freitag of Dalton and 26-year-old Chelsea Jensen of Elbow Lake are facing multiple drug charges after authorities…

Richland County: North Dakota Wildfires Under Control

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's Fire Service helped monitor the fire throughout the night

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — Wildfires that burned about 800 acres in southeast North Dakota have been brought under control. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says up to eight departments were called to assist with the fires, which spanned about 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Crews from Hankinson, Mantador, Lidgerwood, Dwight, Great Bend, Fairmount, Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Mapleton

Aaron Kulink, 28, is living at 421 3rd Avenue

MAPLETON, ND — The Cass County Sheriff is notifying the public of a high risk sex offender living in Mapleton. Aaron Kulink, 28, is living at 421 3rd Avenue. Kulink was convicted in 2004 of Gross Sexual Imposition in Richland County. He played “Truth or Dare” with children in his mother’s daycare and some of the “dares” involved getting naked…

Wyndmere Priest Currently on Administrative Leave Received Prior Training for Boundary Issues

Goering also stated many people in the Wyndmere and Walhalla parishes have spoken out in support of Father Feltman

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — The priest of a Wyndmere parish, who is currently on administrative leave after he was accused of “inappropriate” contact with children, received training on boundaries while he was at a former parish in Walhalla. Investigation documents obtained by KVRR stated Monsignor Joseph Goering of the Fargo Diocese told Richland County and BCI officials that Father Thomas…

Semi Struck By Train In Richland County

The sheriff's office says Ronald Erickson couldn't see the train approaching last night near Mantador due to a blind spot.

Richland County, ND — For the second time in two days, a semi was hit by a train in Richland County. The sheriff’s office says Ronald Erickson couldn’t see the train approaching last night near Mantador due to a blind spot. He says he heard the train’s horn and tried to make it across the tracks but the train hit…

Allegations Against Diocese of Fargo Priest Forwarded to State’s Attorney

The Richland County State's Attorney's office is deciding whether Father Thomas Feltman will face any criminal charges.

Richland County, ND — The Richland County State’s Attorney’s office is deciding whether Father Thomas Feltman will face any criminal charges. They should have an answer by the end of the month. A sheriff’s investigator says he finished his investigation into reports of alleged “inappropriate activities” with youth involving Feltman. The Fargo Diocese placed him on administrative leave when the…

Freight Train Crashes Into Semi Near Fairmount

Freight train and semi collision in Richland County

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. – No one was hurt when a freight train crashed into a semi in Richland County. The sheriff’s office says the semi driven by a farm laborer stalled on the tracks near Fairmount on Monday afternoon. The worker jumped out of the cab as the train approached. The semi was destroyed. The train suffered damage but was able…