Wahpeton

Wahpeton Man Charged In Nephew’s Death

61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold

WAHPETON, N.D. — Negligent homicide charges have been filed against a Wahpeton man accused of killing his nephew. Police were called Friday afternoon to an apartment building in south Wahpeton and found 42 year-old Oscar Bynaum dead in a bedroom. A criminal complaint says that during a fight, 61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold. Investigators say…

Three Junked Vehicles Found on Fire Near Wahpeton

The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger's Body and Glass on Saturday night

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three junked vehicles that went up in flames over the weekend. The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger’s Body and Glass west of Wahpeton on Saturday night. The crew found three cars on fire but was able to put out the fire within minutes. No one was injured. All…

Portions of I-94 and US 2 Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Snow plows have been pulled from roadways in Devils Lake due to zero visibility.

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are closing roadways due to heavy snow and wind. I-94 is closed westbound from Bismarck to Fargo and eastbound from Bismarck to Valley City. I-29 is closed northbound and southbound from Grand Forks to the Canadian Border. US Highway 2 is closed eastbound and westbound from Rugby…

Body Discovered Near River in Wahpeton

The body has been tentatively identified as that of 49-year-old Keith Pfeiffer of Wahpeton.

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO)–A body has been found near the Bois De Sioux River in Wahpeton. Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says the body was discovered shortly before 11 a.m. Wed. in a wooded area. Thorsteinson says the body has been tentatively identified as that of 49-year-old Keith Pfeifer of Wahpeton, who had been reported as missing Tues. The body has been…

UPDATE: Man Identified in Fatal Rollover South of Wahpeton

Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown during the crash

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A man is dead following a rollover crash three miles south of Wahpeton. North Dakota Highway Patrol received the call around 7:30 last night and found 44-year-old Christopher Olsen dead at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown during the crash. The crash remains under investigation.   Categories: Local News,…

Wahpeton Babe Ruth Team Heading To World Series

14U Team Competing In World Series In Alabama Next Week

A group of young athletes from our region are making us proud on the national stage this morning, and you can help them get there. Wahpeton’s 14U Babe Ruth baseball team is heading to the Babe Ruth World Series next week in Alabama. They went undefeated in the Midwest Plains Regional in Kansas. They are one of eight regional winners,…

Walkaway Inmate From Bismarck Detained

David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night.

UPDATE: Authorities say David Gray was taken into custody Wednesday in Wahpeton.   BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a walkaway from the Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC) in Bismarck. David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night. MRCC is an unfenced, minimum security facility. Gray…

Authorities Release Name of Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near Ottertail

21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning.

OTTERTAIL, MN — The state patrol has released the name of a Wahpeton, ND man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail. 21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning. Wohlers was walking with two friends when he tripped into the traffic lane. The car, heading north, left the scene. The patrol…

Board of Higher Education Chancellor To Have Oversight Over NDSCS

A review accused the school of a conflict of interest regarding the hiring of a consultant for a career education center

WAHPETON, ND — There will be more eyes on the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has struck a deal for “temporary system oversight” by the university system chancellor. It’s meant to improve some of the management functions at the college. A review accused the school of a conflict of interest…