Wahpeton

High risk sex offender registers in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. – Police are warning the public about a high risk sex offender. 27-year-old Jonathan Abell is living at 426 4th Street South in Wahpeton. He plead guilty in 2017 to two counts of gross sexual imposition. He performed sexual acts on a three-year-old girl and six-year-old boy he’s related to. He also forced them to perform sexual acts…

Wahpeton Man Sentenced After Trafficking Teen For Sex

33-year-old Dustin Gilleo was sentenced in U.S. District Court

FARGO, N.D. — A Wahpeton man is given 10 years in prison for trafficking a teen from South Carolina to his home for sex. 33-year-old Dustin Gilleo was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a charge of Transportation of a Minor. The 16-year-old girl who was reported missing in South Carolina last January and tracked by her phone to the…

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…